When P.G. Holyfield missed his appointment with me for his photoshoot, I told him it wasn’t a big deal. We’d reschedule. P.G. had spent the night before our appointment partying with our friends and overslept. But it was okay, because we knew we’d be coming to the same convention for years, and we knew that we could figure something out. We knew we’d find two hours in the future.
We don’t have time. We’re out of time.
P.G. has been diagnosed with a rapidly moving terminal cancer. The cancer only presented symptoms in the last month, by which time it has already spread to his organs. He has days left. Maybe not even that.
P.G. was one of the people who supported me early on in my artistic career. He was one of the first people to pay for a photoshoot at DragonCon in 2008, and supported my first game, Shelter in Place. He wrote a Dr. Mercury story called “Queen of Hearts” as a gift for my 30th birthday. (In which, by the way, he totally nails her voice.) He has always been wildly generous, creative, and kind.
Now he needs our help and our love. Here’s how:
If P.G.’s fiction, kindness and bravery has touched you, I strongly encourage you to send him a brief video or audio greeting, or an email message (all to firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a GoFundMe Page (http://www.gofundme.com/pgfund) for donations to help defray the cost of his care and to help his young daughters in the days ahead.
If you want further information on PG and his illness, you can visit his page here: http://specficmedia.com/2014/08/17/pg-holyfield-announcement/
PG is currently in active decline. Do not wait. The time to act is now.