There are people you come across in life that impact you for the good all the way around. Loren Heiny is one of those folks.
I’ve known Loren since 2002 when the tablet pc was first introduced. His enthusiasm for the platform was contagious, and in a large way, fueled my passion for the technology and the potential it holds. He’s been an ardent developer for the platform from the beginning, constantly thinking and brainstorming about how to bring ink to the web, implementing ink in the school room, and more. More important than all of that, though, Loren is one of the most awesome people I’ve ever met, living out humility, service, and passion. He’s a giver, and there are very few people like that around.
For those of you who don’t know, Loren has been fighting cancer for over a year. His previous treatments looked like they had worked, going in to remission the past 6 to 9 months. However, several weeks ago, Loren got the news we all hate to hear – the doctors found a new spot of cancer. He just began the long, hard process of treatment again.
As to be expected with Loren, he’s fighting this with a lot of strength and is very positive, even though the road ahead is unknown and will be extremely weary. Fortunately for him, he’s surrounded by an awesome family – a precious gem if there ever was one, and the entire tablet pc community. In true Loren fashion, he’s also actively thinking about new projects. The man never stops :-)
Keep strong, Loren. The tablet pc community is behind you, lifting you up.