For a while now, writer Gail Simone has been tirelessly collecting items for a benefit for writer John Ostrander.
Ostrander faces expensive treatment for glaucoma, which his insurance doesn’t cover. The alternative is losing his sight.
Simone has set up a benefit auction for Ostrander at this weekend’s Chicago Comic-Con.
At the 2009 Chicago Comic-Con, we’ve joined forced with Wizard Entertainmentth. Our goal is to raise sufficient funds to help cover the costs of John’s treatments and it is John’s expressed wish that should we raise funds above his needs, that excess money is to be donated to The Hero Initiative to help them continue their great works aiding comic creators in their times of need. to hold a charity auction the evening of Saturday August 8
You can see four HUGE galleries of items that have been donated, and read more about it at the comix4sight.com site. Here’s a few pieces just to give you an idea of what’s available.
It’s a great cause, and if you’re going to Chicago Comic-Con, we urge you to participate.