Norm Breyfogle, known for his work on DC’s line of Batman titles in the late 1980s and early 1990s, has suffered a stroke. According to Breyfogle’s family, the artist was not insured, and is currently facing bills for his initial hospital stay as well as the daunting costs of physical therapy and nursing home care. According to his brother Kevin, the left-handed artist is experiencing paralysis on his left side, and Norm’s savings have already been eaten up by medical bills. Medicaid assistance is not expected to begin until next summer.
A fund-raising campaign has been launched at YouCaring. Even small donations show your support for Norm and will surely be a big morale boost for a family going through an extraordinarily tough experience. In addition, fellow creator Gerry Conway is currently asking fans to join him in calling on DC Comics to match all contributions to Norm’s medical costs. You can join Gerry’s campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #DCHelpNorm.