From ServerCentral’s website http://www.servercentral.net/Joe_Wishnoff
On July 14th, the ServerCentral family lost long time employee and friend Joe Wishnoff. For the last three years Joe was battling a disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a chronic disease that causes scarring and deterioration of the lung tissue. IPF usually occurs in people aged 50-70 so it was very rare for someone in their mid-20s to be diagnosed. The cause of this disease is unknown and there are no known treatments or cure.
Over time, the disease had reduced Joe’s lung capacity to less than 20% of a normal healthy adult and he was fully dependent on oxygen. Recently, Joe had been placed on the list for a double lung transplant and was looking forward to getting past his disease. Sadly, the short expected wait time was not short enough.
Joe was very active in the webhosting and internet industry over the last 10 years. Before joining ServerCentral, Joe successfully started and sold three startup tech companies in the Chicago area. During his time with ServerCentral, Joe primarily acted as director for the WingSix webhosting division and successfully re-launched the brand as a separate product. Joe also worked as a consultant on various internet projects. In his private life, Joe was active in skydiving, an avid hockey fan, and was continuing his education at DePaul University.
Since being diagnosed with IPF, Joe was working with the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis to help raise awareness for people with lung disease. He recently spoke in favor of stricter limits on ozone at an EPA hearing for National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
Joe was enthusiastic and energetic in all aspects of his work and life. He was full of ideas and always eager to explore new possibilities. Joe was not just a colleague, but a friend to many of us inside and outside of work. He will be greatly missed.
If you would like to help find a cure for IPF, please consider making a donation to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/. For more information contact Bethany Fichera, firstname.lastname@example.org. View or Sign Joe’s Guestbook
Another Wonderful Article about Joe http://www.spacesbetween.net/edgeoftheworld/wordpress/?p=251
And at WebHostingTalk http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=709375