Cartoonist battle with spinal arthritis

Help a writer and cartoonist continue his dream of inspiring children's imaginations while he fights back against chronic pain.

Writer and cartoonist, Rod Hannah is one part of a husband and wife creator team with Leanne Hannah. His projects include the comic Once Upon a Caper, Mice Templar, and popular Star Wars parody webcomic Blue Milk Special. Together with Leanne he is working on his first children's storybook "Hickory Hippo".

Since 2009, Rod has been battling with arthritis of the cervical spine and undergone multiple surgeries for disc herniation and tears including cervical fusion. The ongoing chronic pain has impacted the nerves down his arms and back and can at times be debilitating, preventing normal function, work and social activity. Rod is currently undergoing radio frequency ablation to switch off the nerve pain information to the brain which will give up to a year of relief.

The costs of simple things like pillows or a new mattress or chair, along with ongoing medical bills and physical therapy are where GoFundMe can be of huge benefit and psychological relief. Dreams like finishing Hickory Hippo can still come true by taking one day at a time and your financial support. For more information about Rod and Leanne's work please check out
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Rod William Hannah 
Bennsville, MD
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