According to a post by John Cook on TechFlash.com, Blazers Owner Paul Allen has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
The news was disclosed by Allen's sister in an email message to employees of his investment company, Vulcan, Inc. Click through above for the text of that email.
As the article notes, Allen beat Hodgkin's disease in 1983 but this is a different type of lymphoma. For more information about this disease, click here.
Thoughts and prayers to Mr. Allen.
Update: Blazers Broadcaster Mike Barrett made this statement during the second quarter of tonight's Blazers/Hawks game.
"Paul's passion for the Trail Blazers could not be more vibrant. He is the team's greatest fan and he's extremely excited for what the season will bring. Our commitment to him is to continue to execute his vision of bringing a winning organization to Portland. We ask that all of you keep him in your thoughts and prayers at this time. He certainly is in ours. Paul, we know you're watching this ballgame tonight. And we're thinking about you and praying for you and we know you're going to beat this thing again."
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