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Obituary: Joel Green, the child that inspired  That Dragon, Cancer

Obituary: Joel Green, the child that inspired That Dragon, Cancer

March 13, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

March 13, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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Joel Green, son of writer Amy Green and developer Ryan Green, passed away this morning. He was five years old.

The tragic news comes courtesy of a post on the That Dragon, Cancer website and an update to Joel's personal website.

No further information was given, though it is likely that Joel passed away due to complications stemming from the terminal cancer he has battled since the age of one.

Joel is the inspiration for That Dragon, Cancer, an autobiographical adventure game that aims to help players understand Ryan and Amy Green's struggles to raise and support their son in the face of his illness.

You can learn more about the game, and support the project by purchasing a children's book inspired by Joel's life, on the That Dragon, Cancer website.



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