Caanan Grall put his webcomic Max Overacts on hiatus, and canceled his Patreon, at the end of last year due to a health problems, which was revealed earlier this month to be a brain tumor. With Grall facing surgery next month to remove the tumor, his sister-in-law has started a GoFundMe campaign to help the creator and his family through the post-operative period.
“They say they can cut about 90% of this thing out of my brain, and I get a neat titanium plate when they seal my skull back up so beware my cyborg wrath! Argh!” Grall wrote on the Max Overacts site. He expects that he will eventually be back to normal, but he won’t be able to work for a couple of months, so the family will lose income, and because he is a stay-at-home dad, his son Eli will need extra child care. The GoFundMe has already exceeded its goal, but as anyone who has been in this situation knows, there are often unanticipated expenses, so an extra cushion is a good thing.
Meanwhile, friends and fellow creators are checking in and offering moral support on his Facebook page.