Helping My Dad

Helping my Dad

On November 28th, my Dad had emergency spinal surgery. We expected him to be walking out a few days later but unfortunately, that wasn't the case. The surgery left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Helping my Dad

The day after surgery, to everyone’s relief, there was a flicker of movement in one of his toes. Information was getting through and that was all he needed. Every day since we have been by his side celebrating every bit of progress but nobody more so than my Mum. Throughout all of this, she has taken an unpaid career break from work to become his fulltime carer/physiotherapist. Staff shortages are a pretty big issue throughout the hospital, so with her being there every day, it has made a world of difference to his recovery and mental health.

While his grit and determination have been nothing but inspirational, he’s only human and the ordeal continues to take its toll. Neither he or my Mum will admit, but finances are becoming a concern and I know that with your support, we can help alleviate that. So please use the box below to Donate anything you can and as a thank you, you’ll receive 20 of my Dad’s botanical sketches. Any help will truly be appreciated.

Donate and receive the sketches below as a thank you from all of us.

As some of you may know, I have been collaborating with my Dad on a variety of hand-sketched products throughout the years. They're all available through the store, but donate today and you'll receive the sketches below as a huge thank you.

Donated. I am so sorry and hope your dad will get better soon. Thinking of you and your family!

I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s condition. My family is praying for him and your family’s needs. God bless.

Tom, I’m so sorry to hear about your family’s struggle. I love that you and your dad have been working together on these beautiful illustrations. Your art and fonts are a big inspiration to my work as a graphic designer/artist and I hope these donations can bring your family some relief. Best to you all. <3

I’m so sorry about your Dad. And sending prayers for a speed recovery. I am going through some medical issues myself and can’t afford to send any at this time :(.

Done. Hope it helps a little and your Dad recovers quickly (from William Joseph – digital agency in London 🙂

Praying for you and your family Tom. I know how hard it is to see your parents in a difficult situation. I hope my donation helps and your fundraiser is hugely successful and meets all their needs and more!

Dearest Tom,
Sorry to hear about your father. I will sure pray for his full and speedy recovery!
It isn’t much, but, maybe it will help!
Kind regards,

Hi Tom! Best wishes for your dad! My mom also has spinal problems and I feel for you all. Donated some.

Done. So sorry to hear about your dad! I hope he will recover. I had temporary facial paralysis (including eye and ear) for a few months, but mostly I’ve recovered. However, during that time I was so discouraged. I can’t imagine the situation he is in, so I’ll say a prayer for him. His illustrations are beautiful. Thank you.

Donated! Hope this little contribution together with everyone else can make a difference for your dad!

Sending best wishes for recovery. It’s so nice to see the outpouring of support. Artists and creatives have such generous hearts!


Thank you for the fonts through the years. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Sorry I couldn’t give more.

All the best,
A junior art director from UK

Donated. Tom, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s struggles. My family also went through a very trying family loss recently and my heart goes out to you. Your family’s work is so beautiful. Best of luck for a speedy recovery. x

donation sent. I’m pinning this to help spread the word. hope all works out well. god bless!

So sorry to hear the news about your father. He and your family will be in my prayers. Hope my donation helps in some way.

Hello Tom,

Donated! I was very sorry to read your email about your dad’s situation (your family’s situation, really). Hopefully whatever relief is provided through this will allow him to keep his grit and determination! I wish your family all the best.

Sheila in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Greetings from Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Tom.
My dad was very ill for a few years before we lost him. I know what a challenging time this is for you and your family. Never be ashamed to ask for help. We all need it from time to time. Blessings to you, and especially your mom and dad.

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