Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving I thought I’d take a break from the Cartoonist Surveys and introduce you to a very special boy.

This is Aidan Reed.

“Aidan is no ordinary 5 year old boy, in fact he is quite extraordinary. What sets him apart from most kids is his love for all things scary. He loves monsters, clowns, drawing, and dressing up. He does not wait for Halloween to roll around to have an excuse to wear a costume. And you better believe while in costume he will break character for nothing.”

“Another thing that makes Aidan different than most children is that on September 13, 2010 he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He was strong and pulled through his first round of chemo all while teasing his nurses and visitors. Although this was a small victory Aidan, unfortunately, must go through 2 to 3 more years of chemo treatments and everything that goes along with that.”

Aidan has drawn a whole bunch of wonderful pictures of monsters.

To offset the cost of his medical bills an Etsy store has been setup where you can buy prints of these super scary monsters.

I bought this one which is one of my favorite monsters, the Gillman. Below are a few more of his monsters that are available for purchase.

This Thanksgiving, is there any better way to show how thankful we are for the many blessings in our lives than to help out someone in need?

Read more about this extraordinary young man at the Aid for Aidan website.

Click on Aidan’s drawing of Frankenstein's monster to be brought directly to Aidan’s Monsters Etsy store where you may purchase prints of his drawings.

1 comment:

P.L. Frederick said...

What a wonderful way to raise funds and help a talented little artist. I applaud your choice of Gillman because he is sure to enhance any decor. Monstahs!

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)