Tony DeZuniga, co-creator of Jonah Hex is in critical condition in the Philippines following a severe stroke.
A message from Tony's wife Tina, posted Monday, April 23 by Terry Allen on Comic Art Community says:
It’s really tough since Tony doesn’t have insurance here. The medication is very expensive and hospital bill is paid cash 90% Our daily bill is around $1,500 even if we have some money it’s drained out already. I have a house here but the process of getting a loan would take time and I can’t be gone long away from the hospital.
As for Tony’s condition, I will give you a brief history and update – he had a stroke in the morning of Tuesday last week (we’re 16 hours ahead) The stroke damaged the brain. it has bleeding inside and they need to open up the brain but with so much medication they were able to stop the bleeding but the brain was swollen so they need to take the pressure out so they need to insert a tube to release the pressure but since I don’t want them to open up it created an hernia. His condition is so unstable. He got infection that they need to treat, his pneumonia, need to be watched because he’s having problem breathing and blood pressure on top of the heart. With too much medications his stomach bleeds. One on top of the other. Anyway. Any little help will be greatly appreciated.
The comics community, including Neil Gaiman, Steve Niles, Ed Brubaker and others have really rallied around this cause over the past two days and you can help too.
Money can be donated directly to the DeZuniga's via Paypal by emailing email@example.com.
Also, Terry Allen has been in touch with Neal Adams to help and will be helping Tina sell art. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Please help in any way you can, even if it means by simply keeping Tony DeZuniga and his family in your thoughts.
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