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Dan Reynolds’ fight with cancer

Over on Daryl Cagle’s blog, Dan Reynolds talks about his battle with cancer and how he’s using his cartooning to raise money for the American Cancer Society. He writes,

Since my cancer was an aggressive type, it had to be fought with aggressive chemo. I received 6 to 7 hours of chemo Monday through Friday on one week (30-35 hours of chemo) and had the next two weeks to recuperate. The chemo lasted over three months. The doctor told me up front I would have to endure a more intense protocol than is usual for cancer patients. That was the bad news. The good news was that this type of cancer, if caught early enough, had a high cure rate.

The chemo was nothing you ever want to go through. After every full week of chemo, I spent a week in bed in the fetal position. The following week, I would gradually start to feel a little human, just in time to get another full week of additional chemo. I received the chemo in a facility with a lot of medical people that took care of me. I took every opportunity to share my love of laughter and cartoons. I passed out many of my greeting cards to my fellow patients and to the staff.

Since I’ve been off chemo, I’ve made it one of my life’s purposes to help others with cancer. I’ve donated some of my original artwork to cancer benefits where I live. One of my goals in “using humor to fight the tumor”, is to help raise money and awareness (okay, that’s TWO goals!). I already have plans in progress with the Central New York chapter of the American Cancer Society to use my cartoon work to raise funds. As part of this article, I would really appreciate the inclusion of the following short *blurb asking your readers to join my list of cartoon subscribers who receive my daily cartoon via email this year for only $10. The proceeds for their year’s subscriptions will be donated to the help in the fight against cancer.

If you would like to receive 365 REYNOLDS UNWRAPPED cartoons for one year (a cartoon-a-day delivered to your email box), please send $10 cash, check or money order to

Dan Reynolds
PO BOX 444
Brewerton, NY 13029

or send at least $11 via pay pal using this info: dan@reynoldsunwrapped.com

You can see his cancer related cartoons he drew during his treatment over on Cagle’s site.

Community Comments

#1 Quint Nelson
March/3/2009
@ 9:37 am

Dan, fight on. All the best to you in your fight.

#2 Bearman
March/3/2009
@ 3:09 pm

Wishing you continued success in your fight Dan. Love the Mr Peanut gag.

#3 Dan Reynolds
March/3/2009
@ 5:45 pm

Thanks Quint, and Bearman
I can’t say enough about the power of prayer, love of friends and family, and humor.
Best
Dan

#4 David Quintanar
April/23/2009
@ 9:43 pm

I will pray daily for you as I do for everyone with cancer. Heal, recover, live! —– People I know have used these and it helped: IP6, turmeric with curcumin,quercetin, and maitake D-fraction mushroom.
Love
David

#5 Cheryl Smith
June/19/2009
@ 12:23 pm

Dan,
I bought two of your greeting cards for Father’s Day, for my husband – one from the cats, and one from the dog. The cartoons on the cards are hilarious, and when I found your web address on the back of the cards, I had to get online and look for it. I’m so sorry to hear of your battle with cancer. I will pray for you. Please continue to stay strong!

#6 Steve Langille
July/17/2009
@ 8:51 am

Dan,

You will also be in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear about this.

You know I have been a long time fan and friend!

Steve

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