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What is worse than this? T-shirts reprint!.

Hi, I’m Byron the guy behind this blog Betype, some months ago I made a campaign noting the little annoying things of life like dropping your icecream, youtube restriction, stepping on a lego, etc. compared to the disease: Cancer.

Why I did this? To catch the attention of young public that isn’t aware of Cancer, my mom is suffering of Uthering Cancer Stage 3 (his surgery was a week ago). And I needed money for her treatment. 

Today a couple of months later, I will do a reprint of the T-shirt of cookie that doesn’t fit the glass of milk. I lot of you ask me if I still giving this t-shirts in exchange for a donation, I know this is the time to do the reprint.

But I need your help:

To make the reprint posible I need to order at least 25 T-shirt because thats the minimum order accepted by the printer. So I need your help pre-ordering your T-shirt and spreading the word. To make this thing posible.

The minimum goal is to pre-order 25 days in 5 days!. Your paypal or credit card won’t be charged if the goal isn’t achieved. If I met the goal the T-shirts will be a reality and everyone will be happy! :) Even my mom that is healing his surgery.

The amount of the donation is $24. for the T-shirt including free shipping inside the US. Please pre-order or t-shirt at the bottom of this website:

cancer.betype.co.

If you can’t help me buying the t-shirt you will help a lot spreading the word.!

And, at last, I finally reveal what all these cute little animals are for…..

Ladies and gentlemen, I’d love to introduce you to a very brave little boy.  His name is Shane Metzgar, and he is currently undergoing treatment for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.  It is a rare cancer that develops during childhood.

He is not even one year old.

I am presently open for $5 USD “derpy” animal commissions to support “Baby Shane’s Fight Against Cancer.”  You can read the entire story at the Metzgar’s giveforward.com fundraising page.

Baby Shane’s Fight Against Cancer

Above are a few samples of what I am drawing for this event.  Simple line and flat colors; no heavy-duty digital painting, or highly developed backgrounds.

However, $10 USD will get you:
a.) 2 animals!  or
b.) one animal, and one plant (example:  A penguin chick by snowdrop flowers).

Basically: $5 USD per graphical element.

Here is what you will get:
A high-resolution JPEG or PNG (your choice) that you can print at leisure (no larger than 8 x 10 inches).

Your commission request will also be added to our Society6 shop for continued fundraising.  The proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Rules:
I am highly discouraging original characters for this particular event due to intellectual property issues.  However, if you insist, and would like to have your original character support this cause, then I will comply.  :)  Otherwise–anything goes.

Also:  PAYPAL ONLY!

That’s it!

If you are interested in a commission and are willing to help me raise money for this cause, please send me a note/message/Ask via Tumblr.  We’ll go from there.

Other ways to help: If you do not want a commission, but would still like to donate–then by all means, donate!  If you can do NEITHER, I am kindly asking you to reblog this.  It would mean a great deal to get this as far out in the open as possible.  I have always wanted to use my art in this way–to give back to the community, and to help others out that are in great need.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for your support!

When I die, don’t try to comfort my children by telling them I’m an angel watching over them from Heaven or that I’m in a better place. There is no better place for me than being here with them.
—  Lisa Adams, breast cancer activist who died last week.
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The Relay Story

I’m sure everyone knows that cancer is a truly terrible disease.  From now until June, I’ll be fundraising for my school’s Relay for Life event.  This event is run by the American Cancer Society, and it raises money for the research of all types of cancer.  You can learn more about ACS and the Relay for Life event here if you haven’t heard of it.

I’m participating in this event in honor of my mom’s cousin, Judy, and my mom herself.  It’s important to me to be able to raise awareness and help further research of this horrific disease.  In order to participate in the overnight event and walk, I have to raise at least $50, but my goal is to raise at least $100.  What I’m asking is, if you have a dollar or two that you can give, that you make a donation here or by clicking the link on my blog.  Just click the link and follow the instructions.  Your one dollar can actually give a person another year of life, and I can’t think of any better way to spend money.  Thank you for reading this, and thank you to anyone that makes a donation.  It means a lot to me, and it definitely means a lot to anyone struggling with this disease all around the world.

Below the cut is my relay story

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Buy a t-shirt to support Wesley C. Anderson Glioblastoma Foundation Fundraiser. Please share!

Hi so I have quite a few followers so I figured that maybe posting this here would maybe help this foundation reach its goal! It’s the Wesley C. Anderson Glioblastoma Foundation, created in honor of my Uncle who has been fighting an aggressive brain tumor for a year. He’s the most wonderful and kind person and it’d mean a lot to me if you’d pitch in $20 for a t-shirt (they want to sell 100; they’re halfway there!) that says “Brain Cancer Warrior,” or to at least reblog this post so that others can see it!

Please signal boost! It’s a great cause and it’d mean so much to me!

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Beyoncé poses with some special fans in Australia. Chelsea James (bottom left in pink), Bronte Horswood (next to her in pink), Andrea Al Zened (yellow) and their families got the chance to meet Beyoncé backstage before TMCS in Sydney on Thursday, Oct 31. They hugged, they kissed, they chatted, they laughed. Special mention to Camp Quality, a children’s family cancer charity from Sydney, who made it possible (x)

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What the cancer industry doesn’t want YOU to know ……..

Hello my name is Samuel and I’m 20 years old. I’m going to Michigan State University and studying physiology. I love music, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family :) I’m looking forward to this upcoming bike adventure to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. My grandmother recently passed away from this specific cancer and I genuinely hope to help others suffering from this deadly disease. 

My Journey with Cancer

When I introduce myself to someone new, when I tell them my name, my occupation, my family, my hobbies, I know I’m leaving out a big part of me from this introduction. Because even though this ‘thing’ is almost the biggest part of my life I’m afraid to say it, even making this post had me undergoing a panic attack. I’m afraid because I don’t like pity, I don’t like the looks of ‘oh dear’ and I especially don’t like everything else in my life being judged by this one fact.

Most of you in this fandom that know me, know me as Tanya or angellus08 or maybe one of my other 30 urls. But only my closest 5-6 friends know me as a Cancer Survivor.

When I was teenager, still in school and dreaming of pretty boys and prettier dresses I was diagnosed with Stage III Metastatic Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma as some of you may know is the cancer of the bone and mostly affects children and young adults. I am happy to say even though I had one recurrence two years after my diagnosis, with surgeries and two rounds of chemo my cancer has been in remission for 4 years now.

For the past four years I have been actively participating in Cancer Awareness Projects and Drives in my local city and hospital. And something that I love to do, even though it brings tears to my eyes every single time, is volunteer at the Children’s Cancer Ward in my city. And what this has made me understand is that I’m lucky, I’m so goddamn lucky that it’s almost unfair.

Yes, I had cancer when I was so young, but I got lucky. Archana, a 12 year old girl has Stage V Metastatic Osteosarcoma, but it has spread to her lungs and now neither chemotherapy nor surgeries work. Yes, I was so scared when I first came to know and was certain I was going to die, but I got lucky. Because Archana had cancer for almost a year and went untreated because her parents didn’t have the means to get proper testing. When I started feeling consistent pain and swelling in my knee I was tested immediately, and if I hadn’t been I might have been in her situation. Her father is an auto rickshaw driver and her mother is a tailor, they didn’t have the money for a good fancy doctor, so they went to a local one when her pain started, and he sent Archana home with an ointment for ‘joint pain’ and her tumor kept growing and kept spreading. And now this beautiful young girl who could have had an amazing future ahead of her, doesn’t know if she’ll survive to see her 13th birthday.

This is an example of why proper diagnostic resources are available to people coming from low income means, something that is very important in third-world countries.

Yes, my cancer didn’t just affect me but my family too, our medical insurance would not cover the cost of the surgeries since it was ‘elective’ but my father was capable of bearing the burden of the expensive treatment on his own. Yes, a side effect of my cancer treatment was that my sister couldn’t get the over the top, ridiculously fancy wedding she always wanted, and my father no longer had the funds to pay for my brother’s expensive university abroad, but I got lucky. There is young boy called Manish, only 9 years old and was diagnosed with Leukemia two years ago. For one and a half year he received chemotherapy and targeted drug therapy at a government hospital because his parents had no insurance and could not afford private care. The medical care and the conditions in government hospitals in India is absolutely deplorable, and moreover they wouldn’t perform the surgery he needed since it wasn’t a part of ‘free services’. 6 months ago because of a new grant by the Private Hospital he was moved to the city’s best cancer ward where he will now be getting his surgery this month, but is it a little too late? The damage done in these 18 months is irreversible.

Yes, I still face side effects from the chemo; my memory is spotty, my cognitive abilities are not as sharp as they were, I have to work twice as hard to learn and retain anything new and its humiliating to have people look at you like you’re dumb, my immunity is laughable at best and many many more after treatment effects still persist. But when I look at these kids and hear of so many other stories and I tell myself to stop feeling sorry for myself, because I got lucky, I had it easy.

My cancer was detected early, I had quick and proper diagnostic tests and I received appropriate and timely treatment irrespective of its cost, which is why four years later I sit here and lead an almost normal life. Not everyone has this privilege, not all cancers are treatable, not all people have access to proper treatment. I have always been afraid to let people know I had cancer, and this is difficult for me, but I do it because it’s for a cause, I do it not because I ask for anything in return for me, but because I ask that we come together as a fandom and support something that affect millions of people across the world.

I got lucky, but so many haven’t, and so many in the future won’t, but we can do our bit to help them.

Tomorrow, the 4th of February is World Cancer Day and the perfect opportunity for us all to spread awareness about Cancer.

I have shared my story with you, I would love to hear about your story or of someone close to you, if you are willing share your story with us and help with the project. If you wish to be anonymous that is perfectly fine as well, you can message us here or on my personal blog here.

Read the factsheet on Cancer here

Find out what you can do to help on this project by going here
Find out about open jobs for this project here
And find out more about the blog here

Love,

Tanya.

I was nominated by my friendie, Izzie. Here is my #nomakeupselfie for cancer awareness.

To donate to Cancer Research UK, text ‘BEAT’ to 70099

I used to have a very negative opinion on makeup and people who wore it but after getting better at it myself through the help of some of my friends/family, I learnt to love it and realise it is a fun, creative way to just enhance some features on my face that I truly love!!!! :DD I also believe anyone can wear makeup - it shouldn’t be seen as a thing only for women.