Your Help Is Needed Right Now: Master Colorist Tom Ziuko Facing Kidney Failure
I had the privilege of working with Tom Ziuko on such projects as Legends, Blackhawk and The History of the DC Universe; he’s worked on everything from Superman to The Flintstones to Hellblazer, and that’s just the tip of his iceberg of credits. Tom’s work speaks for itself; if you’re not familiar with his stuff, Google or GCD him. I’m sure you’ve got tons of it in your collection.
Tom’s got a problem. He’s suffering from kidney failure and is in his fourth week of hospitalization. There is hope: there are treatments available that might save his life. The trouble is, Tom’s a comic book freelancer and, like most comic book freelancers, he can’t afford health insurance. Let’s not mince words: that means that, in fairly short order, Tom Ziuko could die from his aliment.
There’s a whole political argument to be made here, one I’ve made before and one I rarely pass up. But you already know the spiel, and I’ve got more important stuff to talk about.
Tom needs your help. His pal Alan Kupperberg has started raising money for his health care. You can send any contributions to Alan’s PayPal account (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will pass every penny of it – and more – on to Tom. If you need verification or wish to offer Tom your support, he has email access in his hospital – Atomica999@aol.com.
Yes, there’s a lot of people out there in his position. Yes, I said I wouldn’t go political on you. So stop me before I go political again. Please contribute what to can to Tom.