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Alexa from International Bacon Day wrote to tell me that Austin, the creator of Bacon Boy, is not doing well. As you may have read, Austin has leukemia and recently received a bone marrow transplant to battle the disease. Let’s all keep our hopes high for this brave young artist.

If you feel so inclined, you can go to the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) website and purchase a Bacon Boy T-shirt. The last time I checked their shopping link was having trouble, but you can place an order by emailing The cost per shirt is $20, they come in red and blue and range in size from children’s small to adult XL. Half of the proceeds go to Austin and his family, and the other half benefit CHAP and its other patients. Let’s jump on this bandwagon and make Bacon a superhero!

Photo courtesy of Sarah Britain of East Oregonian newspaper.


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