Help Renae De Liz
June 14, 2012
Those who have been following The Standard will be aware of the fantastic work done by colorist Ray Dillon on the first issue. Though other commitments meant he could not stay on past issue #1, even now his incredible, vibrant colors are still catching people’s eyes and drawing compliments when they check out that first issue. His contribution to the series continues to be appreciated. Which is why I was saddened to hear this news about his wife, Womanthology creator Renae De Liz, as chronicled by Ray Dillon on his blog:
She has an infection that has spread into her blood and kidneys, as well as pneumonia and some other things we’re worried about, but I don’t want to say anything there until test results are back. As of today she’s doing a bit better and we’re told after perhaps a week in the Critical Care Unit she should be mostly recovered. It got really bad and we almost lost her. Been a very rough couple of weeks. We’re behind in work, income, communication, and our nerves are just shot from all this. (I can’t even think about the likely $30k or more in medical bills we’re racking up here with no health insurance and we don’t qualify for assistance…).
I try not to get political on here, but stories like this make me angry and baffled anew about why America is so resistant to a national healthcare system. People being penalised for getting ill is a horrific thought, and I’m really sorry that Renae and Ray have to go through this stress on top of all the other, more pressing worries regarding Renae’s health. If you can help, Ray is accepting donations to assist in paying for treatment and medical bills. Renae and Ray will be in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. My best wishes to both of you.