Captain Crunch needs your help

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One of the most iconic hackers ever, and a very important figure in Apple history, John Draper, needs some money for surgery and therapy otherwise soon he won’t be able to code, type or even use his hands.

savingcaptaincrunch.comAccording to what Draper has written on Facebook and then has been published on the savingcaptaincrunch.com website, It looks that due to a too vigorous hug from a fan, Captain Crunch has sustained a very serious injury:

A few critical nerves have been trapped and despite a program of physical therapy and painkillers, Crunch’s fingers and forearms are now approaching total paralysis.
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Crunch is in such pain that he can barely put his shoes on in the morning. One of the pioneers of the Word Processor can barely type any more, let alone code. And the doctors have told him that within 3-6 months he risks losing the use of his hands permanently because trapped nerves die after a while.
[…]
A straightforward surgical procedure can release the trapped nerves before they wither away, and return life to his hands.
The bad news is that Crunch cannot afford it. It costs $6,000 just for the Medical co-pay for the surgery, $2,000 for the post-surgery convalescence and even more for the drugs and physical therapy that will get him back at his Mac and coding again.

You can help the man who inspired Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs to get in business, by donating some money to cover for his medical expenses. I did.

p.s. Yes, that’s me in the picture with Mr. Draper.

Sunday 05 December 2010, 5:53 pm
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