Saturday, September 22, 2007
My friend Stacy's brother, Bruce, was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a year ago. She decided to start a blog to document his battle, connect with other people going through the same thing, and solicit donations to help Bruce through the greulling recovery process. Mostly, she just wanted to help her brother. I was more than happy to help out by illustrating the site's logo, and my wife designed the website itself.
Bruce was initially hesitant about the idea of having his very personal ordeal discussed publicly, but the blog has allowed him to connect with other people in similar situations and has helped his recovery a lot, as well as raised some money for his family as he's been unable to work during the entire recovery process.
This started as a pencil drawing that I scanned in and manually created a vector version with Adobe Illustrator. A little different than my usual work, but still fun.
For more info about Bruce (who has just started to go back to work part-time) visit helpbruce.org.