There's a crowdfunding effort on the way for Rusty Mills. Rusty is a storyboard artist, animator and director in the Los Angeles animation community. A 25 year veteran of the biz and an Emmy Award winner for his work on the legendary "Pinky and the Brain" animated series from the 1990s. Very talented, well known, admired and respected by all.
Rusty has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and his medical bills are piling up fast. He had no symptoms and his condition has caught his family by surprise. You can help Rusty with this challenge by contributing to a special fund that's been established.
Thank you folks, and good luck Rusty! AnimationNation is rooting for ya!
Update - Rusty Mills passed away today, December 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM Pacific time in the US. Rusty was a member of AnimationNation from long ago. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. The effort to raise funds for his family so they can deal with the expense involved with his illness is still in progress. Please follow this link if you'd like to help out.