Help A Blizzard Dev Beat Cancer

Help A Blizzard Dev Beat Cancer

Ron Nakada, a senior software engineer at Blizzard who has worked on World of Warcraft, got married earlier this year. He's also been diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer.

Thanks to the wonders of the American medical and insurance system, Ron's short-term disability insurance, which had been covering his treatment costs, has recently run out. He has long-term disability insurance cover, but for some reason it won't kick in for a while, and even when it does is of less assistance than the short-term cover.

To help Ron and his family through this tough time, Ron's friend - InXile's John Alvarado - is running a campaign aiming to raise $US25,000 by the middle of January, an amount that will ensure "[Ron's] family can enjoy this Christmas without the stress of overdue bills and the threat of utilities shutting off."

You can help out below.

Help Ron Beat Cancer! [YouCaring, thanks Dave]


    Not wanting to sound cruel, but why can't the multi billion dollar company fund his health care? As son of a cancer patient myseld I feel for him.

      Totally agree, Blizzard makes an insane amount of money so whats 25,000 to their many billions. Plus the good publicity, it seems like win/win to me. Regardless I hope he gets well soon.

    I'm really surprised a company as big and "loved" as Blizzard doesn't have health insurance for staff... don't most of the bigger companies do that in America? (Can someone enlighten me?)

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