Like so many other people I could spend my time here conflating Steve's condition with the potential shallow short term business implications for Apple (though their recent blockbuster performance would indicate everything is better than fine!), but just sent this instead.

Dear Steve,

Even with a similar recent family experience with health, I won’t pretend to relate with what you and your family are going through right now, particularly with a tasteless media circus chasing you.

Please don’t let them get to you. Stay strong, and get better in your own time, for yourself and your family. *manhug*

Peace, health and happiness,
Ruben :)

Sent from my iPhone

What he's going though is damned scary. I'm sure that won't stop a few tasteless jackarses making comments like this though.

Creative Commons photo of Steve by Macinate on Flickr.