Paul Allen, the 56 year old co-founder of Microsoft has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a form of cancer of the lymphatic system. Paul is a tough guy, he already beat Hodgkin's Disease 25 years ago, and he will beat this too. Paul is one of the good guys. Everyone who knows him loves him. Say a prayer for Paul today.
It is tragic when anyone is struck with cancer, but it seems only the celebs and rich people get noticed by the media. It is those less fortunate, those without adequate health care, that we should focus more attention on. Health insurance for all Americans must be provided in some form. Those who argue about the cost wouldn’t be arguing so loudly if it was their mother or brother who didn’t have a job and was left without health insurance. This is a problem that must be fixed.
Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft in 1975 with Bill Gates. He left 8 years later in fight Hodgkin's Disease, but stayed on the Board of Directors of Microsoft until 2000. Paul is a sports enthusiast. He owns the Seattle Seahawks football team, the Portland Trailblazers basketball team, and the Seattle Sounders soccer team. Paul is also an active tech investor with his Vulcan Ventures.
Be well Paul!