I have been bestowed with the unlikely moniker of the “King of Pain.” It’s something I’m curiously proud of because I think it speaks to the poignancy of my work. But pain in real life? Fugeddabout it! Who needs that shit?
I’ve made quite a few friends over the interwebs during the last couple of years; people who’ve found me because of my writing and who have grown from great supporters to great friends. There are a lot of them, too many to squeeze into this posting (hmmm…perhaps another time?), and that’s not really the point today. Today two of my friends need help, and it’d be great if you could see your way clear to maybe offering some.
David and Amy Spell are fighting the good fight. Amy was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. If you know anything about the various forms of cancer, you know that pancreatic cancer is the absolute motherfucker of the cancer world. A little over a year ago, I lost a beloved uncle to the disease and so I have something of a personal vendetta against it.
In addition to everything else about it, it drains a family’s resources to be able to fight it. So, David and Amy have reached out for help, with some fairly specific goals for the money raised. David, with his horror review site, The Scary Reviews, is a vocal supporter of the independent horror press and horror authors, and I urge you to take a look at the fundraiser page and help out if you can. They are both good people, and I’d love to see them get all the help they possibly can during this difficult period.