What’s not so well known is the role Jobs played in saving the lives of Californians.
By late 2008, Jobs’ pancreatic cancer had advanced to the point where his only hope was a liver transplant. In California that year, 3,400 patients were waiting for a donated liver; 671 received one.
As Jobs would later concede, he was lucky. He had the means to go to Tennessee where the supply/demand ratio was in his favor. By the end of ‘09, Jobs was back on top of the business world.
But the near-death experience concentrated the mind of the apolitical Jobs. He turned into a champion for the sickest people on earth.