Jesse Heinig in hospital, chip-in campaign

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Original Fallout 1 developer Jesse Heinig (who also has an account here) apparently has had some fairly serious health problems recently, partially caused by a mis-diagnosis, that forced him to go under surgery twice already.

    Since the bills are mounting for him, a ChipIn donation campaign was started for him, which so far has already raised $4,472. You can find the whole story at this blog post, and I'm also going to embed the ChipIn in case some of our users want to donate.

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    Best of luck to Jesse.
  2. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Get well soon good Sir.
  3. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    Jun 11, 2008
    Chipped in few dollars, I always enjoyed Jesse's posts here and of course he worked on Fallout, dammit! I hope he gets well soon.
  4. God is Dog backwards

    God is Dog backwards Mildly Dipped

    Jul 25, 2003
    Hope he recovers. Hate the fact that he needs to fundraise to receive important medical treatment.
  5. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk modoc, den, grave Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
    Holy shit. Hope he gets better quick and sues that first doctor into oblivion.
  6. Grotesque

    Grotesque It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 16, 2006
    "Jesse Heinig (born on July 20, 1973) worked as a programmer and designer on the original Fallout. Among other things, he was responsible for scripting and designing the companions, including Ian and Tycho (originally, the engine didn't really have support for party members and they weren't in the original design), as well as ZAX. He was also one of the people responsible for creating the SPECIAL character system" -

    he can have some of my money any day!
  7. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Was initially about to "rage" a bit about how people have to collect funds on the internet over medical care and how unfair that would be to non-"famous" people, but then I remembered how fucked up the american health system is and its not this guys fault..

    Really wish the best for Jesse, read the earlier comments about the Shingles already on Facebook, hope he gets well very soon!
  8. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Seems that having a poor health insurance is so American those days :(

    I'm a bit torn between not chipping in because health is priceless, and mortgaging my home for this because, dammit, Fallout! I guess I should take a middle stance on this ;)
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Skeleton King oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    What's health insurance? :lol:

    You mean people can afford that shit?
  10. Diospyros

    Diospyros First time out of the vault

    Jul 15, 2008
    I figured he must be American as we are pretty much the only non-third world country without universal healthcare. In one of the presidential primary debates earlier this year the crowd actually cheered when one of the candidates said that someone deathly ill but without health insurance should allowed to die rather than have his bill covered by taxpayers. Honestly though, most people want some sort of universal coverage, but the opponents are very wealthy, powerful, and are much better at scaring people than the other side is at making its case for having it.

    Anyway, I hope he makes a full recovery!
  11. Geech

    Geech It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 2, 2008
    It's good that things seem to be improving for him.

    Sounds like he does have insurance after all.
  12. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 20, 2007
    Chipped in. Hope he recovers soon.
  13. Nephilim77

    Nephilim77 First time out of the vault

    May 10, 2008
    Hope my little bit helps. Medical pricing can get really nasty in the US...
  14. Radman

    Radman It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 12, 2007
    America certainly needs a national health service - it might not be perfect but its a much fairer system - everyone should be entitled to healthcare.
  15. Elven6

    Elven6 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 23, 2010
    The updates say the surgeries could be ending which is good news.

    Get well soon Jesse!
  16. egalor

    egalor Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 20, 2007
    I would even daresay that it is the State's obligation to ensure that its every citizen is entitled to the free healthcare. Pretty much like in USSR.
  17. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    Whipped out the creditcard & made a donation.

    How could I not? Fallout 1 is my favorite game of all times, and V:tM-B is surely in the top 10, if not top 5.

    Get well soon, Jesse.

    PS: Not watching "The Tudors" too much, Jesse? Emulating King Henry's leg wound is going above and beyond, even for an RP geek!
  18. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Political rants aside(fuck this country's largely self-righteous, anti-pragmatism constituents), I'm more than happy knowing a chuck of my money is going towards someone that has enriched my life through his artistic contributions. Thanks dood - get well!