Cyril Van Der Haegen is an artist who covers a variety of subjects including fantasy and science fiction (notably World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, and Star Wars).
Late in 2011, he went to see a doctor and after a blood test they rushed him to the emergency room for treatment because of dangerously low blood platelets. He was diagnosed with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP. It's a form of Leukemia which causes his immune system to destroy the platelets in his blood.
Cyril continues to work despite his medical and directly corresponding monetary issues.