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Author Topic: A Charity Miniature Close To My Heart, SUPER J!  (Read 6937 times)
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« on: September 04, 2012, 05:54:00 AM »






The real Super Jason!

This gaming mini was made in the image of our son Jason and his best pal, Snakie.  Jason was born with a rare genetic disease called Friedreich's Ataxia.  This is a degenerative disease that attacks many areas of the body, including the brain, spinal cord and heart.  There is currently no treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia and it is a life-shortening illness, so we're trying to raise money for the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).  This organization is our only hope for a cure.

Jason has a quickly advancing case and is losing his ability to walk, see and speak clearly.  He also suffers from heart disease and skeletal problems. Since there is currently no treatment for Friedreich's Ataxia, raising money for FARA is really our only recourse.  Jason is a happy boy enjoying a great childhood and we want him in our lives as long as possible!  As many of you know that I use to run What The?! Miniatures and it was with my son's diagnosis that led me to sell it off so that I could better make him more comfortable.  Since he loves minis we though his own mini would be awesome!  We are selling Super J minis on eBay, where all proceeds will be automatically donated to FARA through MissionFish.

Aaron Brown of Black Crab Sculpting Studio was kind enough to donate his time and skills to sculpt it and Forrest Harris of Knuckleduster Miniatures generously cast Super J for us, free of charge. We are very grateful for their help!

The Super J mini comes unpainted and is in the 28mm range (actually 18mm in height since his just a little kid after all) on a round 20mm slot base. The one pictured here was painted by Simon of Stone Cold Lead.

For $10, with free shipping, you can get a great miniature for a great cause!

The Auction
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221129969232?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Thank you,
The Cottrells

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Feel free to use the pics to plug the mini on your own blogs or other forums that you might think would be interested.  Every bit of exposure will help my little boy.

The guys who made it all possible!
The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: http://www.curefa.org/
Black Crab Sculpting Studio: http://www.blackcrabsculpting.com/
Knuckleduster Miniatures: http://www.knuckleduster.com/
Stone Cold Lead: http://stonecoldlead.webs.com/
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 08:49:57 AM »

Good luck to you and your family
I just picked one up hope you do well
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2012, 11:27:50 AM »

I will see if i can support this in the next few days. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2012, 11:32:07 AM »

couldn't resist, a great mini for supers gaming and a great cause,
ordered one for me and one for a mate,

kind regards

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 11:43:29 AM »

Ordered.  Smiley

Best of luck to you and Jason.
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2012, 04:48:27 PM »

Thank you my friends.  This means alot to the whole family and we hope that he gives evil what for on your tabletops!

Thanks,
Brian, Amy, Jason and Lola
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 05:17:46 PM »

I posted everything on my blog Dice of Legends to draw attention...I am all about helping a good cause. As I said my wife's sister had a rough life with a degenerative disorder also, her bones was fragile and prone to infection...she passed away about 2 years ago...

My thoughts are with your family, maybe the next donation is the one to put the research to a cure or at least making life a little bit better... Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 05:27:13 PM »

May want to ask Forrest to cast up a few more! I forgot I had $10 sitting in Paypal I was holding on to for a Crossover Order...sorry Rusty, going to a good cause. Have to pimp some more stuff later for Crossover on the dealer boards!

Bought one! Only two figures left...
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 05:46:10 PM »

Hei Brian,

ordered one as well.
Great mini from a great boy.

Hope I can help a little bit.

All the best to him, you and your whole family

Tobias

Bought one! Only two figures left...

Now just one  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2012, 06:02:06 PM »

WOW!  Sold out in hours!  You guys are fantastic!  I will be getting some more Super Js by the end of the week so if you missed out you can help out then.

I'll keep you posted on the new auction link and thanks for all your support!
Brian, Amy, Jason and Lola
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2012, 06:15:18 PM »

Was all set to place an order when I realized the auction was over.  Smiley  Let us know once the next batch is in!
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2012, 07:04:28 PM »

WOW!  Sold out in hours!  You guys are fantastic!  I will be getting some more Super Js by the end of the week so if you missed out you can help out then.

I'll keep you posted on the new auction link and thanks for all your support!
Brian, Amy, Jason and Lola

Please do, I will post it back on my blog again.

and tell him he is going to be appearing on my table for Supers games in the near future!  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2012, 07:46:39 PM »

Mine is on the way  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2012, 11:34:01 PM »

Let us know once the next batch is in!

Yes!
Please let us know when more are available.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2012, 01:36:43 AM »

I will be ordering Thursday. 
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