Tee Shirt Fundraiser to Benefit SAA!

DINO STYLE: DINOSAURS & GRAFFITI Tee Shirt Fundraiser to Benefit SAA!

SAA is honored to be the recipient of a very special fundraiser!  Rob Ambrose, son of SAA support group leader Bob Ambrose (Bridgewater, NJ  https://spondylitis.org/resources-support/support-resources/support-groups/bridgewater) has generously donated his time and talent to help SAA raise funds  A talented creator, Rob became fascinated with dinosaurs  & graffiti in the early 80s on trips to the Museum of Natural History in NYC. This fascination later led him to be a science teacher, using graffiti-style art to teach kids about science & social-emotional well-being. Rob resides in NJ with his wife & their daughter.

This shirt features an adapted illustration of Ankylosaurus from the artist’s book DINO STYLE: DINOSAURS & GRAFFITI.  Inspired by the artist’s father who has lived with ankylosing spondylitis for decades, the brave dinosaur warrior on this shirt is battling AS with the unstoppable strength of a tank.

Rob’s personal connection to AS in his own words:

“My father happens to be one incredibly tough dude. He’s my hero, but not just because he is my dad.  For decades, he has lived with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS).  He lives every day of his life with a level of discomfort and pain that most would find completely foreign.  In spite of all this, he remains one of the most upbeat, positive, and social people I know.  His mantra is “Stay Strong and Keep Moving!”, and I can say with 1000% certainty that he lives by those words.  It’s my hope that designing this shirt will help bring awareness of ankylosing spondylitis to those who may have otherwise never heard about it, so they can have a better understand of what my dad and all those with AS live with.  This photo of me and my Dad was taken at my first book signing back in July.  With the exception of the SAA logo, all of the art on the shirt has been designed by me, down to the font which was created with my handwriting.”

To see more of Rob’s artwork and information about his book, follow him via the links below!  Thank you for your support of this project!

Instagram @dinostylebook
Facebook dinostylebook