If you've enjoyed, as I have, playing the various game series pioneered by Dean Essig over the decades please consider using the Go Fund Me link below to help out his wife Sara and the family. Sara was recently diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in a fairly advanced stage. She just started treatment for it a week or so ago. The fund goes directly to a bank in the small town they live in, Homer IL, and will help them with miscellaneous expenses and just basic 'stuff' while they fight the cancer.
Dean is a rarity, he makes his full time living designing wargames, not many of those around. It's not exactly a 'gold mine' of money, just the thing he loves to do. He's lucky that way.
So please if you can give what you can. Plenty of donations are in the $10 range so no amount is too small.