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Afflicted by niels827 Afflicted by niels827
Devoted South Park fans, namely those who remember "Cherokee Hair Tampons" (2000) and "Sexual Harassment Panda" (1999), know that Kyle is diabetic, most likely a type 1 (like me!), since he's a child and not overweight, and that Stan is asthmatic (like my girlfriend!). But other than these subtle reminders that a couple of our favorite characters aren't exempt from the grim realities surrounding the inherently-flawed human body, I'm far from the only one to state that not one mention is made of either affliction outside these two early episodes.

Keep your friends and family close. They won't be around forever, and they could be gone before you could imagine.
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TheAtomMan1996 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
My body is flawed, too. So I can somewhat relate. I don't have asthma or diabetes, but I have an abnormally small left ventricle.

This is called "Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome." (If someone else actually has this, I'm flipping amazed!)
The oldest living person with this heart defect is only 31. I'm 14.
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Prettyprincessinwar Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist
My brother and dad used to have asthma and my friend has diabetes so I think this is interesting!
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PurpleKitty25 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love love love!!! I wish they brought up their conditions more often in the show. I find diabetes, and especially asthma, and other medical stuff interesting to watch and read. This simple pic made me very happy! :D
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LightningChaser2000 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. My crush has diabetes and my best friend has asthma. My grandpa died from diabetes and my mom used to have asthma. Thank you for reminding us about our loved ones and how their lives are this much harder than ours by displaying it through loved cartoon characters. Right in my feels, man. Right in the feels. :)
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Aidanrowan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dude I have seen so many of your wonderful South Park themed creations and I just wanted to tell you that every single one of them has been done excellently. I love your pictures! They look like actual scenes from the show. I like this picture the most since it complements the strongest friendship on the show. It also has a special place in my heart because my grandfather died of diabetes before I was born.
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niels827 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thank you.
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kyraandjohnny Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I suffer from a lot. And asthma is one of them. 
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WaitWhatWhy123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
-cries a little-
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SouthPark4ever33 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have asthma! Stan and I have something in common! :P
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kennyscream10237 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stan always have asthma (I think in secret).
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MHSpectra25 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just going to say this:

You're very inspirational.
just want to say that.

You're a good person. :)
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CountryParkBalls Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Awch. Right in the feels.
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PurpleScorpion187 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, the last line got to me so much.. recently something happened that made me realise it.. but it was too late. Atleast She was feeling optimistic and happy till the end..
And, ofc, the drawing is amazing.
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marcelinethekymanlvr Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Cute... I really like it, and I am for sue going to 'watch' you

(wow, that sounds weird...)
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Miles14 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Its cute, true and its my favorite non-canon pairing.
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NoTaco Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Aw, this is really cute! I myself have asthma and a few other lung problems (and have tubes shoved up my nose more than preferable) but my best friend is a type 1 diabetic! We both love SP, and joke about how we're Cartman and Kenny, but I never realized Stan and Kyle's probs nd this made me think... Is that who we're really like in the series? Lol x)
Anyway, I really love your art! Huge inspiration to me. Keep up the great work!
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niels827 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Thank you! I'm glad I can inspire. That's one reason I do this!  :D

I seem to know far more type 1 diabetics than type 2s, which is ironic given that only about 10% of diabetics are type 1.
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NoTaco Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Of course! How long have you been drawing this sorta stuff for? You really do have a knack for it X)
That's sort of how I am with asthma. 1 in 12 people have it but I'm the only one I know, which is pretty weird! Especially considering I live in a huge city.
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niels827 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Many people are asthmatic and you wouldn't know it because they have a mild case. My [then-] girlfriend was asthmatic and I've never once seen her inhaler. She did walk slower, though.

I've done this for about two and a half years, but I've done freehand drawings years ago, almost all of which are gone by now.  :lol:
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NoTaco Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
That is very true! Didn't occur to me- I bet there's a lot of people who have it and don't know, too.

Really? I'd have expected it to be longer with your animations and all. :XD:
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BoomyJrlover Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My one friend is allergic to peanuts,perfume etc,and has asthma. And my cousin has diabetes.
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Fanofpolitics Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artist
Why are they holding hands. Is it because they care about each other too much or the other friendly type
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Giggles325 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
my brother is asthmatic and it is hard
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Modest-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh. I've nearly forgotten about this... It's cool that you brought it back to our memories with this pic.
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TheEpicLeafya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew that Stan had asthma, but Kyle, diabetic? My best friend is also diabetic, type 1! But instead she uses the insulin pump.

Anyway, this is a very cute drawing, despite their diseases. :)
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niels827 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you!

I do not use a pump. I prefer the needles. I have two friends who are also type 1 and they use needles as well. They're much more convenient to tote around and I don't have to worry about disconnecting and reconnecting a pump every time I take a shower or go to sleep.
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TheEpicLeafya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)

Oh, really? I admit that with the pump you have so much to think off: the shower, the pool if you want to swim... but I still find it useful, though the needles seem really useful too. It seems dumb, but doesn't it hurt? :s
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niels827 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
No, most of the time you don't feel anything. Sometimes it can hurt if you accidentally hit a nerve, but that's usually not the case.
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TheEpicLeafya Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see! Thanks for your answer! :)
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