Steve Jobs Battle With Cancer - Page 2
In January 2009 Jobs went on a six-month leave of absence, again leaning on Tim Cook. Three months later Jobs visited doctors in Memphis, Tennessee for a liver transplant. Generally, pancreatic cancer has a very grim prognosis, which requires specialists working very hard to combat the disease. The procedure went extremely well and got Jobs back on his feet. But a year and a half later the creative genius took another leave of absence.
Even though Jobs was away, he still made appearances at the iPad 2 launch and was the keynote at the Worldwide Design Conference. Jobs returned to work in the summer but soon realized he could no longer keep up his health and his company. On August 24, 2011 Jobs stepped down as Apple's CEO.
Six weeks later Jobs died in his California home. He experienced respiratory arrest, a complication from the relapse of his cancer. He was a rare creative genius, innovator and man that made no apologies. Jobs left behind a dynasty of tech wonders that have changed the world forever.