I’m hoping that you will consider helping out a truly remarkable individual and one of the unsung heroes of the Minecraft community.
In the three years that I’ve been working with Minecraft, I’ve been privileged to meet some truly remarkable people. Among them is Davin “Bohtauri” Taylor — the man behind the amazing Project 1845.
The goal of Project 1845 is to build nothing less than a full 1:1 reconstruction of historical Beijing in Minecraft. The team members, led by Davin, already have the entire Forbidden City constructed and are diligently working away on houses, temples, farms, barracks, and more. Davin has pledged to make custom versions of his map available for use with MinecraftEdu so that schools everywhere can use it to educate about this fascinating time period.
But I was quite distressed to learn that the project, and indeed Davin himself, are facing the most dire circumstances. Davin has a life threatening illness and is unable to get the medical attention he needs.
Davin has set up a donation page with more details about his situation and condition here: http://www.gofundme.com/5xobx4
If you can, please consider helping out!