Karl Moline tells how Hero Initiative pulled him out of a spiral
The Hero Initiative is an important charity for those of us working in the comics industry, an industry with no unions, health insurance, or retirement opportunities—Basically no safety net.
I was recently hospitalized multiple times for stomach issues and health problems that added up to an entire month of being out of commission. Unfortunately for artists, an entire month of lost wages was enough to send me into a financial spiral from which I would not have been able to pull out of not for Hero.
The Hero Initiative stepped in and cut a check to help pay off missed bills, giving me the financial (and mental) freedom to put things right again. It might not seem like much from the outside, but having a guardian angel watching your back gives you an invaluable feeling…SECURITY. It’s nice to have the feeling that we are not alone.
It takes a lot of courage to put everything on the line to pursue your dreams, and it’s scary when we fall. Hero Initiative was there to catch me, and I will be grateful for the rest of my life. Donations to an organization like this literally saves lives, and I hope that anyone reading this will help keep this beacon of hope burning brightly.