Cancer is no discriminator of who or when it strikes. It is an insidious disease that zaps a person not only physically but emotionally. Treatment is often times painful and makes you extremely sick. One of our fellow apuggers has recently under gone surgery and will be doing follow up chemo and radiation therapy.
It is our own Jorge. He not only has to deal with all of this, but he has no insurance. The costs of this are not cheap, and add to the emotional overload of these circumstances. We may individually have had unpleasantness with Jorge, but not withstanding he is a person and a fellow apugger. He is in need and is not asking us, but I am. I personally have a long history of butting heads with Jorge. For this disease, his stubborness will go a long way to help him confront what is ahead. He makes me angry, he makes me laugh, he makes me grind my teeth, he holds me in awe of his ability as a photographer. Under all the bluster he is a very good guy and deserves our help.
I have no time in the near future to handle this. Hopefully there will be someone else who can spear head this. I know Sean will do what he can to help (he always comes through for his ape hugger flock).
Jorge is going to be mad at me for jumping the gun asking for help, but he needs a bit of good to help him through this ordeal. I'll gladly take his wrath (since I will be out of commission while he is angry). I know I will miss butting heads with him, I want to see him around for a good long time.
UPDATE - YOU CAN PAYPAL DONATIONS TO JORGE USING HIS PAYPAL EMAIL ACCOUNT ADDRESS OF: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE - Jorge has stated on page 2 of the thread:
If you would like to purchase one of Jorge's prints you can do so via the apug-gallery. His gallery is here: http://www.apug-gallery.com/gallery.php?gid=67Thank you all for your help and prayers. This is something I have been battling for a long time but in this instance the cancer returned in a worse manner. You have no idea how much your help means to me!
Once again thank you! while I really appreciate your help and kindness I would feel better if anybody who wishes to help me purchases one of my prints. I will be the next 20 days in radio and chemotherapy but once I am back I would make the prints and mail them, if you can wait then this would really help.
It is hard to express and write the feelings this kind of response generates, Kevin knows what I mean, there are no words that can really say what this means for someone who needs help.
I will not be taking commission on these print sales, 100% of the funds will be transferred to Jorge. I own two of Jorge's prints and they are phenominal, the scans in the gallery do not reflect the quality. -Sean
UPDATE - Kevin Saitta http://www.kjsphotography.com
"Donating 15% to Jorge Cancer Fund from the sale of any limited edition print
from my website from now until the end of May."
UPDATE - We now have members selling their own work for Jorge as well. You can see more details here: