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Most people associate a charity marathon with months of training ending in a gruelling test of endurance.

But Tommy Refenes has done it from the comfort of his front room in America.

 

When his sister launched a fundraising page to help their diabetic mum buy an alert dog, Tommy took it upon himself to walk some of the largest maps in gaming to help out.

 

His efforts ended with a six-hour stint on Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) as he strolled across Los Santos.

 

Tommy, who is the co-creator of indy game Super Meat Boy, also spent two hours and nine minutes walking across the map of Red Dead Redemption and took four hours and 19 minutes to complete the length of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas.

 

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Below the live stream of the fundraiser, the gamer wrote that his mum "is having a lot of trouble with her Type 1 Diabetes and an alert dog could help her out and improve her health tremendously".

 

He added: "The dogs are trained to recognise smells due to high and low blood sugar and alert their owner.

 

"Mom has lost the ability to do this on her own which could be potentially very dangerous for her.

 

"After 32 years of having diabetes, it's becoming almost impossible for her to tell when her sugar is going low or high. This is potentially a fatal condition."

 

Following Tommy's efforts the fundraiser page had broken the $15,000 (£9,307) target by $677 (£420) with 112 days remaining.

 

 



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I think he should walk the entire perimeter of both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Skyrim next!



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I think he should walk the entire perimeter of both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Skyrim next!

 

Shoot that would be awesome and tiring at same time lol

 

All the best to Tommy and hope he gets the dog for his Mom ;)



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Best wishes to him and his mother, I like what he's doing. Good guy.



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I think he should walk the entire perimeter of both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Skyrim next!


Lol the number of dragons he would encounter.

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Best wishes to him and his mother, I like what he's doing. Good guy.



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An interesting way to go about fundraising; good luck to him and his mother for the future.

 

 

 

I think he should walk the entire perimeter of both The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Skyrim next!


Lol the number of dragons he would encounter.

 

He could simply do it on a save file that is in the early parts of the game where dragons aren't encountered randomly yet.



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Skyrim and Oblivion is actually easy to walk across, I did it in 3 hours once, Was bored and played as a Hiker Argonian xD







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