The co-founder of BAYC, GordonGoner (Wylie), recently announced that they will be stepping away from their role due to a serious health issue. In a statement, they revealed that they were diagnosed with congestive heart failure and that symptoms had started to appear last year. Unfortunately, they had initially put off seeking help in order to continue working on the company. However, after receiving the diagnosis, their doctor urged them to make significant changes to their lifestyle in order to manage the condition.
Despite this setback, GordonGoner has stated that they will remain on as a board member and strategic advisor for BAYC. They also expressed unwavering confidence in the future of the company, particularly under the leadership of Cryptogarga and the upcoming addition of Daniel Alegre. It is clear that GordonGoner believes that BAYC and Yuga Labs will continue to be successful in the future.
This news serves as a reminder of the importance of taking care of our health, even in the face of busy and demanding work schedules. It can be easy to put off seeking medical attention when we feel overwhelmed by our responsibilities, but it’s important to remember that our health should always be our top priority.
The founder’s decision to step away from the company in order to focus on their health is a courageous one and serves as an example to us all. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to take a step back and prioritize our well-being. We wish GordonGoner a full and speedy recovery.
Some heavy news: a few days ago I was told by my doctor I have congestive heart failure. Symptoms started last year out of the blue and I put off seeking help (like an idiot) so I could keep working. But after testing, my doctor called and asked me to radically change my life.🧵
— GordonGoner.eth (Wylie Aronow) (@GordonGoner) January 28, 2023
About Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a serious condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. This can occur when the heart muscle is damaged, making it weaker and less able to pump effectively. The condition leads to a build-up of fluid in the lungs, liver and other organs, which can cause shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling in the legs, ankles and feet. CHF can be caused by a variety of factors, including heart attacks, high blood pressure, and viral infections. Risk factors for CHF include obesity, diabetes, and a family history of heart disease. While there is no cure for CHF, it can be managed through lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and managing stress. Medications, such as diuretics and ACE inhibitors, can also be used to help manage the condition. In severe cases, a heart transplant or the use of a heart assist device may be necessary. It’s important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect you have CHF and to work closely with your healthcare provider to manage the condition.