The One About The Dwayne McDuffie Fund

It started with a private message on Facebook late in the evening on Feb. 10. 

Don! 🙂 Would you please SHARE & Tweet this link during #BlackHistoryMonth to help me spread the word? Thank you! ❤
-charlotte (aka Mrs. #DwayneMcDuffie :’)
Now I’m realistic. I’ve been a fan of Charlotte’s writing on animation, from her work on Kim Possible, through the Justice League and Young Justice series at Warner Brothers, and on to the various Ben 10 series at Cartoon Network. Her marriage to Dwayne McDuffie was legendary, as was her steadfastness in response to his tragic passing.

I’d written her a few e-mails over the years, explaining I was a writer as well as a fan, in hopes we might establish a dialog – not as mentor/ mentee, but as two colleagues – albeit one much more accomplished that the other. Regrettably, she never responded t any of my messages. I concluded she must have a policy dealing with such fan mail – hands off, so I filed mine as well and moved on.

Until last night.  Ms. Fullerton reached out to me (frankly, to everyone she’s ever had in her contact list) because she wanted something from me. The equation flipped. I suppose I should consider myself honored that I was in her contact list – but then again, I might just be a Facebook friend.

Still, given the nature of the nature of the request, what else could I do, really, but this:

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth and Charlotte Fullerton (aka Mrs. Dwayne McDuffie), I am both proud and humbled to add my voice to those getting behind this effort.

It is time to remember a talent taken from us way too early.

Go here. Give. Then give some more.
http://gofundme.com/DwayneMcDuffieFund

About D. G. Speirs

D.G. Speirs is a storyteller, novelist and voice actor living in central Florida. He keeps searching for better stories to tell, even if he has to make them up himself. His latest novel, TRIANGLE: WILDCARD, is now available on Amazon.com.
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