EDS… KCCO


I was just on The Chive’s charity site filling in an application for help. I got stuck at the part where I had to show proof of my diagnosis and doctor info. Well my diagnosis is from one doctor, I have an orthopedic doctor, pain doctor and general practitioner. I can only use one doctor and some I haven’t seen for years!

I have this thing called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. It affects people in many ways, but my hay is pain and hyper-mobility combined with severe fatigue. The connective tissues in my body don’t grow back. Joints dislocate daily and it does not feel good at all. That is me and I am gonna stop harping on it now.

I try not to ask for charity, but things are getting tough. At first I thought a cool therapy pool would work. Then I started thinking. The bane of my life… thought. I thought about how my room is a disaster area. I risk falling and dislocation a random joint every night to pee. Mom is going on 70 and taking care of her 45 years old son. Our house is falling apart because I can no longer work on it.

My father was a Vietnam vet, Purple Heart. We were lifers in the military. I joined up with the USAF, but my then unknown condition led me to an early medical release with a blown knee. These days, everything is blown.

I am in a good place right now, mom got me plane tickets to go visit home, Germany, in April and I couldn’t be happier. Who am I kidding? I spent ages 5-23 over there. I am ecstatic. I just hope my body holds up for this one last journey. I plan on having my first script finished when I return.

Reading all these inspirational letters on The Chive, seeing people set up gofundme.com accounts for people they don’t even know warms my soul. I read about a sick kid, reach for my wallet… only to remember, Government disability only pays me $635 a month.

I don’t want pity. I want a home, a safe hope. One where a 70-year-old doesn’t have to rake leaves. I want the pain to stop, it wont, but one of those hot-tub/swimming pools sounds like heaven. I am not asking for someone to start an indiegogo or gofundme page. I just wanna get out of bed once in a while, talk to mom and not worry about the house falling.

PLEDGE!


So my friend, Sam Eggleston is slaving away, working the daily grind at some newspaper/magazine. Those things that are on paper you don’t have to plug it (Barbaric, I know!) Well he is trying for the brass ring, choosing the BIG BOX and ACTUALLY Shooting for the moon on Kickstarter. Well, no he is not making a Death Star, (DAMN) but he is raising the funds to make his comic that is SET on the moon. Imagine this… You have 20 breaths left, What do you DO?! Crazy. I would just say screw it, pee my astronaut diapers and take my helmet off just to see if I can look like Arnold Schwarzenegger ala Total Recall but on the moon. Go pledge and get some great art, awesome artist commissions and of course a cool new comic. PLEASE?

Up for grabs at the $50 tier is a cover of Batman #1 (over a fifth-printing Batman #1) featuring Catwoman as she gets caught red-handed by Batman

Batman 1

Also at the $50 tier is a cover of Deadpool #50, featuring Deadpool and a slew of ninjas who ran afoul of the Merc with a Mouth.

Deadpool 50

In addition, at a $40 tier we are offing up a 9×12 original watercolor by Jay De Foy of Red Sonja.

Red Sonja

These reward tiers not only include the artwork, but also a hard copy of the LAST BREATH comic, a thank you in the pages and a PDF of the book for you to read.