To: Family & Friends

Date: February 24, 2014

Subject: Status update

This was originally an email written to my family and friends on the date above. I decided to make these public in the event they may be helpful to someone in the future who is embarking on a similar journey to mine.

Hi Everyone-

Things are going well. On Feb. 14th we closed the deal to sell my business – the combined company is now going forward as “Crowd Favorite” and I have moved into the role of CTO (Chief Technical Officer). I wrote more about this here:

http://alexking.org/blog/2014/02/17/on-selling-crowd-favorite

So far, this has been a great move. I had a wonderfully productive week last week and I’m very glad to be focusing on the technical stuff I enjoy and I’ve handed off many of my other business responsibilities to the new team.

I’m still on my every-other-week chemo routine, and handling that well. My blood work and other tests came back in good shape today. I in the process of getting my infusion and I know what to expect at this point. The side effects continue to be manageable. I will have a PET scan on March 19th to see how things are coming along.

I had a great time with Caitlin while Heather enjoyed a girls weekend up in the mountains. Caitlin and I had some quality Lego time as well as a play date and an evening with her grandparents (and a few meals out). Both of us survived without anything significant to report.

We will be heading to Palm Springs as a family next week, and I have a conference coming up in late March that I’m looking forward to. Then in April I will be embarking on a 2 week trip including some golf, family time and other adventures. I’ll be taking a week off from chemo here and there (with the Doctor’s approval) to accomodate my travel schedule. I’m not complaining.

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