ICv2 is reporting on a fund set up to cover medical costs for game developer Jim Ward.
From their website:
A fund has been set up to support medical care for longtime game designer Jim Ward, who’s suffering from a serious neurological disorder. Although the condition is treatable and manageable, it will remain serious and has required extensive medical care, for which the co-pays moved into five figures some time ago.
We first met Ward when he headed up product development at TSR, where he was author or co-author of Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes (the 4th supplement to D&D), Metamorphosis Alpha (the first SF RPG) and Gamma World. Since then he designed the Dragon Ball Z, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Spellfire CCGs and many other games.