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Fantasy author Shawn Speakman battled cancer but struggled to pay his massive medical bills.

With the Unfettered story collection, his fellow fantasy authors donated stories to a collection to raise funds for his bills. Paste Magazine has all the details:

The authors of the stories collected here all donated their stories for free to create a book that could cover a $200,000 medical bill—the fee left to their friend and the book’s editor, fantasy author Shawn Speakman, after he beat cancer. Speakman now plans a nonprofit to be funded by an annual anthology like Unfettered. The anthology will offer similar help to ill artists not lucky enough to have such famous friends.