Monday, September 3, 2012

"SUPER J" Charity Miniature


This gaming mini was made in the image of our son Jason and his sidekick, Snakie.  Jason was born with a rare genetic disease called Friedreich's Ataxia.  This is a degenerative disease that attacks many areas of the body, including the brain, spinal cord and heart.  There is currently no treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia and it is a life-shortening illness, so we're trying to raise money for the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).  This organization is our only hope for a cure.

Jason has a quickly advancing case and is losing his ability to walk, see and speak clearly.  He also suffers from heart disease and skeletal problems. Since there is currently no treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia, raising money for FARA is really our only recourse.  Jason is a happy boy enjoying a great childhood and we want him in our lives as long as possible!  As many of you know, I use to own What The?! Miniatures and it was my son's diagnosis that led me to sell it off so that I could better make him more comfortable.  Since he loves minis we thought his own mini would be awesome!  We are selling Super J minis on eBay, where all proceeds will be donated to FARA.

Aaron Brown was kind enough to donate his time and skills to sculpt Super J for us and Forrest Harris generously cast Super J for us, free of charge. We are very grateful for their help!

The Super J mini comes unpainted and is in the 28mm range (actually 18mm in height since his just a little kid after all) on a round 20mm slot base. The one pictured here was painted by my pal Simon Bradley.

For $10, with free shipping, you can get a great miniature for a great cause!

AUCTION

Thank you,
Brian, Amy, Jason and Lola

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Feel free to use the pics to plug the mini on your own blogs or other forums that you might think would be interested.  Every bit of exposure just might help my little boy live a longer and more comfortable life.
 The real "Super J" with sidekick "Snakie"

18 comments:

  1. You're the best daddy in the world. We love you! xo

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  2. Just posted this on my Blog Brian, hope thats OK.

    Cheers
    Keith (Aircav)

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  3. I just went on the ebay link but they are sold out. I'd love to help and also give this to my daughter to let her know more about your boy.

    Do you still have some?

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    1. Should have some more by the end of the week. I'll update this entry when I have them in hand.

      Thanks,
      Brian

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  4. Only just seen this post. A great cause.
    As soon as there are more I will be buying.

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    1. If you give me a shout before hand I will also feature it on my blog aswell

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  5. Missed that you had sold out before I just posted about this on my own blog and on FB. Maybe anyone so moved will be willing to wait. Again, humbled by your great spirit, Brian. God bless.

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    1. Thanks for the plug and I'll have some more this weekend. I'll update this blog entry with the new auction link so that anyone who wants one can get one.

      Thanks for the support,
      Brian

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  6. I will gladly and proudly help spread the word for you. I will post it on my Blog at Neomorte.com, share the link on my FB page, and post it on the various forums that I own. As the father of an autistic boy. I understand the driving urge to be the champion of your child. You are a superhero, Brian. This is a beautiful thing you are doing. When they are available, I will buy one.

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    1. We appreciate your kind words. It's tough seeing you little boy slowly lose his abilities but he is happy and knows he is loved. Because we work from home and also home school we are lucky to be together all the time helping each other through the rough parts of life.

      Thanks for the support,
      the Cottrells

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  7. When you get more in, make sure to send me a a notice at news@tabletopgamingnews.com and I'll put it up on the site as well.

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  8. Hi, already i put an article in our spanish website (www.eha3c.tk) for put in knowledge of Madrid gamers.

    I have a son too and only can send you all my best wishes and hope for your boy, you are great.

    Please, if you can write us at hobbyaj3c@hotmail.com when you have more copies of the miniature please reserve if you can one for me.

    Best wishes from spain.

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  9. Hi, i have only just come across this post and reading it was incredibly touching. I have just ordered one of these minis now, and i hope my meger painting skills can go somewhere close to the level of this cause.

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  10. What a fantastic idea! I bet your son loves it.

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