Indiegogo Charity Campaign Looks To Raise Money In Desmond “Etika” Amofah’s Memory
After the tragic news that Desmond “Etika” Amofah passed away last month, the Nintendo community is looking to do something positive in his memory with a charity drive.
The result is an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the JED Foundation and create the “Etikons,” a pair of custom Joy-Con that have been created as “a way to honor his legacy while putting a lasting product into the hands of his fans, and raising a ton of money for mental health and suicide prevention awareness.”
The Joy-Con shells for the Etikons have been mocked up but will be manufactured in China, and, at an additional cost, can be upgraded so that they come pre-assembled with existing Joy-Con controllers once the campaign concludes.
The campaign’s goal is to raise £52,211 with at least £32,198 going to the New York-based mental health charity, after Indiegogo, Backerkit, and production fees are accounted for. Those that are interested in backing the campaign are asked to pay a fixed £52 donation.
At the time of writing, the campaign has raised £12,378 with 22 days remaining to reach the fixed goal.