Sunday, August 8, 2010

Co-Founder of Microsoft living with NHL

Lucy and I just got back from another visit with her doctors, and she is going to have to go in for more treatment in a couple weeks. Bummer. But at least it will make her better.

While we were talking to the doctor he told me about a few people who have been diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, so when I got back home I decided to look up a few of the names we talked about, and here is an interesting article about someone who has been so important in shaping how we live life today.

"Paul Allen diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Considered one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. Now one of the wealthiest men in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $10.5 billion, Allen spearheads many corporations and continues to create and oversee multiple technological projects the world over.

Allen, 56, while more than successful in his career, has had to endure several pitfalls in regards to his health. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma sometime earlier this month, it was reported.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma occurs in the white blood cells of the body, known as lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are the body’s defense mechanism and help fight diseases and infections. In non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, these white blood cells are produced uncontrollably and build tumors. Allen is reportedly suffering from B-cell lymphoma.

NHL is a life-threatening disease, and while its cause is still unknown, it has been confirmed that Paul Allen has begun chemotherapy."

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