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Help Blizzard Software Engineer Ron Nakada beat cancer

Anne Stickney

Sometimes it's easy to forget that there are so many people working behind the scenes on that game we all love to play. Ron Nakada, Senior Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment, was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer six months ago. He's been working for Blizzard Entertainment for five years on World of Warcraft and other Blizzard titles. While Nakada is currently fighting for his life, bills are piling up -- and because of this, his best friend Jon Alvarado has put together a fundraiser to help him pay expenses that weren't covered by short-term disability insurance that recently ended. It'll be some time before his long-term disability insurance kicks in, and until then his family is out of luck.

100% of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Nakada and his family to help pay medical bills and keep utilities running over the holidays and beyond. For more information on Ron, as well as information on making donations, Alvarado's fundraiser page on YouCaring has all the details.

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