Aaron mentioned comics artist Lea Hernandez on this blog many times, as he enjoyed her work. And with his blog, the feeling became mutual. I'd noticed that Lea had gotten some headlines during this year's San Diego Comic-con and I was happy about that, that she was getting some attention. I didn't write her and tell her that--but she took the time back in August to send a message to my Mom, talking about missing Aaron. And I was so happy and amazed she did that--and it made me miss Aaron even more, that he's not here to see some of the things happening for her now. That's why I was so unhappy to hear about Lea's house fire in September (just days after the anniversary of Aaron's passing, actually), which, although she and her daughter got out safely, still did destroy half of her house (and so all of it, really), along with a few of her family pets and years worth of art work. You can read more about this at her LiveJournal site at <http://divalea.livejournal.com>. I'm sending on a donation through PayPal. And I'm praying that she can get through this.
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