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#50 The Cathedral

January 7, 2016

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Show Notes



Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment.




And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game.




Correction: In the original audio a source stated that the survival rate of childhood AT/RT cancer is 50% over five years. But studies suggest the survival rate is 50% over two years. The audio has been updated to reflect this change.




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This story featured footage from the documentary "Thank You For Playing"




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