John Ostrander has always been one of my favorite writers. I loved Suicide Squad and the Spectre. Also Johnny O. was the man who gave us Oracle making Babs into one of DC’s most interesting characters of all time.
He has been fighting glaucoma for years and he has had some surgeries to help keep his sight. It costs big bucks and is not all covered by insurance.
I don’t know him personally, but from a fan’s perspective he has always seemed to be a nice guy and he is a writer whose work still sings after all these years (other unnamed writers have lost their appeal over the years). The last Suicide Squad mini-series was a perfect example.
Anyway the place to go and help him out is here http://www.comix4sight.com/. It explains what has been happening and gives you a paypal button at the bottom of the page to donate.
I gave a little bit already, but I will give a dollar for each comment someone leaves on this post (to a maximum of $100) up until July 31. So just make a short comment like name your favorite comic Ostrander worked on and it will get a buck towards John’s bills.