|FILIPINO HEROES, |
11.69 X 16.54, by Carlo Vergara
|POLGAS, 9 X 12, by Pol Medina Jr.|
|Original X-TREME X-MEN Issue 7, page 8|
|Original water color by Ed Tadeo|
This is heartening news as, now more than ever, every peso counts for the beneficiaries of this fundraiser.
1K Buys Verge a Day, Bohol Quake Victims Not Spared by Supertyphoon
Last August, Vergil Espinosa's cousin, Etey Buendia, informed us that Verge's supply of dialysis fluids was running low, and from Verge himself we learned that he uses up about PhP1,000 worth of dialysis fluids daily. So quite literally, every thousand buys Verge another day until he is able to get a kidney transplant.
"He is recovering well but still needs a donor for a kidney transplant," according to Etey, "Malaki pa din ang medical bills nya kaya this fundraising project will be such a big help for daVerge. Thank you again for all your support."
As previously announced, part of the proceeds of the auction will also be going to the victims of the Oct. 15 earthquake in Bohol. The ravages of Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last Friday have undone a good part of the previous relief efforts as the entire island is once again without power and the number of homeless has risen. We would like to plead with everyone to please continue to contribute to all relief efforts. A quick round-up of donation centers and a guide to donating via SMS can be found on Johnny Danganan's blog and donations can also be made to Gawad Kalinga's Operation Walang Iwanan.
Waiting to hear from friends in LeyteAt the same time, we're anxiously awaiting word from friends in Leyte, especially after seeing how the typhoon has just about obliterated Tacloban City. As another friend pointed out, "It's like Armageddon down there."
|Jaybhoi at one of the earliest Bayan Knights meetings.|
These young, incredibly talented artists are family to us. Please join us in praying for their safety, and for all of the thousands affected by this new calamity.