Tuesday, November 17

Microsoft's co-founder diagnosed with lymphoma

Paul Allen the co-founder of Microsoft and also an avid private investor has be told he has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, this according to an email message sent to the employees of his investment firm, Vulcan.

Mr. Allen, 56, received the diagnosis of the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma which is a relative common form of the illness. The message was sent by Jody Allen, Vulcan's chief executive and Mr. Allen's sister.

"This is tough news for Paul and the family," Jody Allen said. "Paul is feeling O.K. and remains upbeat. He continues to work and he has no plans to change his role at Vulcan. His health comes first though, and we'll be sure that nothing intrudes on that," she concluded.

In 2003 the co-founder of Microsoft financed Space Ship One, a rocket powered aircraft that became the first privately financed human flight to reach the suborbital space.

Our prayers go out to Mr. Allen and his entire family. May God be with them in this difficult time.

11.17.09 Ernice Gilbert

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