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Help A Blizzard Dev Beat Cancer

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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.

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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 $25,000 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."

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You can help out below.

Help Ron Beat Cancer! [YouCaring, thanks Dave]

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Something tells me Blizzard will step in and take care of him. I may not care for their games any more but as a company they've always seemed incredibly generous and decent to their employees.