Editor’s note:  The following article appeared on Player2.net.au:

All too regularly in the days of the internet do we hear stories of toxic game communities and the kinds of problems that can manifest in them, largely due to some the underlying attitudes of their members. However, in stark contrast to the usual horror of online gaming community stories, members of the popular sim-racing service iRacing.com have, this past weekend, responded to a cry for help from one of their longest serving community members in a staggering way.

Wendy Petty posted the story of her husband, respected iRacing community member and car painter, James, to the iRacing.com private member forum last Friday in an effort to to spread awareness of James’ problems, and to help cover the growing mountain of medical bills they continue to face since James began suffering complications from radiotherapy just over 10 years ago.

Go to Player2.net.au to read the full story, and click here to go to the forum thread.

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I have known James for a long time. He did the very first Nordgar TV paint scheme and subsequently a lot of my community members schemes as well. I was very sorry to hear about his challenging life issues and I wish him and his family the very best. I would like to commend the iRacing community on their efforts to help out James and his family in such a monumental way. Some of us take for granted our own life situations sometimes, and we all need to keep in mind that there are a lot of people out there that need support sometimes. I urge anyone who can give a little, please do so. James is a great guy and has given a lot of color, design and integrity to the iRacing community. God bless you Petty family, our thoughts and prayers here at Nordgar TV are with you.


Nordgar TV
October 15th, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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