Letter written by Steve jobs

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  1. MemoBox

    MemoBox New Member

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    January 5, 2009
    Letter from Apple CEO Steve Jobs

    Dear Apple Community,

    For the first time in a decade, I’m getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

    Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed.

    I’ve decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax and enjoy the show tomorrow.

    As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.

    Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.

    The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, and I’ve already begun treatment. But, just like I didn’t lose this much weight and body mass in a week or a month, my doctors expect it will take me until late this Spring to regain it. I will continue as Apple’s CEO during my recovery.

    I have given more than my all to Apple for the past 11 years now. I will be the first one to step up and tell our Board of Directors if I can no longer continue to fulfill my duties as Apple’s CEO. I hope the Apple community will support me in my recovery and know that I will always put what is best for Apple first.

    So now I’ve said more than I wanted to say, and all that I am going to say, about this.

    - Steve Jobs

    Source: www.apple.com (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/01/05sjletter.html)

    PD: If this was there in Ipod Touch Fans... Sorry....

    ACTUALIZATION:
    Since a "hormonal imbalance" is not an accurate diagnosis and its causes can be many, we contacted Dr. Jorge Villacura who explained to us that the most common hormonal disorder that causes weight loss is hyperthyroidism. In turn we referred to Dr. Domingo Castillo, Internist-geriatrician, the Hospital of the U. Chilean who gave us this study on the weight loss is not voluntary. "

    Source: www.fayerwayer.com
  2. Baker5

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    well thats good that he announced it
  3. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good for him.
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    b1j4nt New Member

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    Hope he stays healthy, It would stink if he got really sick.

    steve is very important to apple
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    jnskyliner34 New Member

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    best wishes out to him. glad he spent the holidays with his family.
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    I'm sure he has more than enough money to pay his doctor bills to get fixed up.

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    It's nice that he got to spend the holidays with his family, but I hope he gets better.
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    good luck to him, even if he can't attend.
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    well that's good to hear

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