$50,000 Raised So Far For Norm Breyfogle Care Costs

0b1d4251-01e8-4238-9bc5-77902f077e4c_profileAn appeal started by Norm Breyfogle's sister-in-law, raising money for his care after the famed Batman artist suffered a stroke before Christmas, has raised almost $50,000 towards the estimate $200,000 costs.

Wendy writes,

Hello Wonderful Friends! This is Wendy Wiegert, basically Norms 'sister-in-law of 10 years. His Brother Kevin Breyfogle and I have created this fundraiser for him and I want to report that Norm is coming near home to us tonight and being placed in a Nursing Home just 2 miles from us so that we can better help him and he will get the physical therapy he needs to start his recovery! Yah!

The Nursing home is charging him just over $10,000 a month and that is out of pocket until he qualifies for medicaid which will be approx. 6 months from now we are told. Medical expenses at the hospital for nearly 7 days of I.C.U. will deplete his life savings and now this.

Kevin and I cannot thank you all enough for your loving support, because without you…this would not be possible! The main thing is…he will be near us for Christmas as well and is on his way to re-couping and healing! We all NEED him! We have a HUGE goal to reach to cover all of his potential expenses and those that have already incurred…so PLEASE keep on sharing the link and post it to your FB pages, TWITTER and the like! Norm has helped sooo many in his lifetime! Time to pay it forward for someone that really deserves it! You can e-mail us anytime with questions at my e-mail: windowla@yahoo.com

Thank you all and God Bless you! Please have a very Merry Christmas and hug your loved ones!

Updates have stated,

Hello Fans and Friends! Yesterday, myself with his brother Kevin got to see Norm in his first day at the Nursing home. He is out of 'critical' condition and had his first physical therapy session. It will be a long hard road to recovery and Norm's spirits need some lifting! I m posting the address for those of you who wish to send get well cards and notes of encouragement!

I was able to bring my IPAD with me to show Norm how much all of you have supported him thus far and he was in tears with gratitude to all of you! He wants so badly to be in contact with all of you to Thank you all and I will hopefully be able to bring him an IPAD today and teach him how to use it so he can once again be in contact with all of you and touch base.

The address to send cards to is:

Norm Breyfogle
C/O HCMF Room #321
1100 W. Quincy St.
Hancock, MI. 49930

More to come by the looks of things… Norm co-created characters for DC Comics including Ventriloquist, Anarky and Zsasz as well as the most popular Malibu character, Prime, who must be due a revival if Marvel will ever let it happen, and the Bravura title Metaphysique.




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