For those of you not aware, Jay Lake — author, blogger, and all-round excellent guy — was diagnosed with cancer back in 2008, and at every step of the way, the dice have turned up snake eyes for him. Now he’s approaching a dead end in treatment, where there won’t be anything new for his doctors to try, that hasn’t already failed.
There is, however, the possibility of whole genome sequencing, which would potentially allow them to tailor his chemo regimen to his cancer much more specifically. This is, of course expensive — but in the time it’s taken me to put up this post, the campaign to raise the money has passed the $20K goal already. Given the financial burdens on Jay (despite good employment and good insurance), overshooting isn’t a bad thing. So consider sparing a few bucks, if you can.
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