Michael BerlynOne of Infocom's original writers, Michael Berlyn, was recently diagnosed with cancer, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help defray the unbelievable expenses associated with his treatment.
In case you're wondering, Michael was either the writer or designer on these Infocom titles:
-Zork - The Undiscovered Underground
That's only the beginning, really. His full credits list is here, and if you started playing games when I did, back in the glory days of Infocom, you have memories that were created by Michael Berlyn.
Here's the GoFundMe page: Michael Berlyn -- Difficult Times.