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Comic Couture (for a Cause) | Dean Haspiel vs. Juvenile Diabetes

The Quitter artist Dean Haspiel and NerdyShirts have teamed up to “slam” Juvenile Diabetes with a new shirt featuring Haspiel’s Bill Dogma.

Haspiel has a personal connection to Juvenile Diabetes, as his brother passed away due to complications from the disease.

“At the age of nine, my brother, Michael Haspiel, discovered he had Juvenile Diabetes,” Haspiel told the site. “Having to instantly become strictly aware of his diet and take insulin injections 2-3 times per day greatly altered the quality of his life and our family. Suddenly desserts were a thing of the past and candy was a sin. However, changing what you eat when you eat and how you eat was only the tip of the iceberg. Having any disease challenges your attitude about life and every decision you make and it’s not easy to control no matter how disciplined you are. Hell, people can get Diabetes by sitting around and gaining weight.”

The shirt costs $35. Profits from this shirt will be split evenly between NerdyShirts, Haspiel and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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