A crowdfunding project has been launched to raise money for John Spinello, the inventor of the hugely popular board game Operation, so he can receive real-life medical care.
In a video posted to YouTube on 18 October, his friends and fellow game inventors Tim Walsh and Peggy Walsh revealed things had become tough for Spinello and his family.
The I Love Operation site has already started receiving numerous messages of support for Spinello.
And yesterday he appeared in a video to announce that donations had now reached over $15,000.
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