Community rallies to support Grim Reaper’s ‘Cap’ during illness

For the last year I have immensely enjoyed the DCS focused videos of the fictional mercenaries for hire ‘Grim Reapers‘ squadron with all of their multiplayer co-operative antics. It is with troubling news that we’ve learned that Grim Reapers leader Jonathan “Cap” Terrell has taken ill with cancer.

A community rallies to help

In darker times like these it is great to see a community rally together to provide support and that has absolutely happened here.

On August 1st, Cap posted a video to the Grim Reapers YouTube channel with an update on his status and how things were going.

That was then followed up by a couple more videos with the full story on how things were going and what he was facing. The news is unfortunately that he’s facing late stage cancer and will be undergoing 9-weeks of treatment.

A GoFundMe has been setup to support Cap in this time of need with a projected goal of raising $5000. In the 2-days that this GoFundMe has been active, it has already achieved and surpassed the original goal and has raised $5,245 at the time of this writing.

I think that helps underscore or highlight the incredible generosity shown by the flight sim and DCS communities. Not everyone has been able to (or is able to) donate but between that and the messages shared on YouYube, Reddit, and on the forums, I think Cap is getting about as much support as we can muster. It’s outstanding and its not the first time I’ve seen our community show incredible generosity and provide such powerful moral support.

Back to Cap and his story, where the latest word is that the prognosis is looking to be positive and I want to take this opportunity to wish Cap all the best with a smooth and successful treatment and recovery. Show cancer the door and beat this thing!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Nil says:

    When a community helps a one of them in need, its shows how much it is much more than a community. Facts speaks for themselves! I hope Cap is having a nice recovery.
    When you are ill and you see that many people show support, you heart is warmed, and as a result you have more chance to recover.
    Incredible!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Completely agree Nil!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ali says:

    Thank you very much for this x

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Donald Wilson says:

    I hope that Cap, beats this cancer into Submission!! And recovers quickly! I watch allot of Grim Reaper’s Flight Sim Missions. And other’s within the DCS platform.. I’ll be happy, when I am able to get a System setup to be able to fly with you all…

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  4. Eskild Pedersen says:

    Beeing a DCS fan and a Grim Reaper fan as well as a cancer survivor since soon to be 6 years, I wish Cap a safe journey through the months ahead and for him to emerge in fine shape at the other end of that bumpy road.

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