Unfortunately, bad things sometimes happen to the nicest people. My friend Stan Sakai, the creator and artist of the long running Usagi Yojimbo series has often been called the nicest man in comics! His wife Sharon, is facing some staggering and costly health issues and some fine folks have put together a site for us to pledge a donation to help out. So if you ever felt like you'd like to give something back to a comic artist that has given so much great stuff over the years, now's your chance. It would also help if you could pass the word around online about the auction.
A lot of comic artists are also donating artwork to be auctioned for the cause.
Here's a link for more info