Please pray for Jim Gilliam who is currently undergoing a double lung transplant after finding out today, after 387 days, that two lungs were available. Here's his bioblurb:
Jim Gilliam is a former dot com executive turned activist filmmaker. He is a co-founder of Brave New Films and has helped produce Robert Greenwald's documentaries: Uncovered, Outfoxed, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Iraq for Sale. He is spending much of his time lately creating Brave New Theaters, the people-powered movie distribution platform.The Washington Post ran a story on Jim a few months ago and the Orange County Register also had a nice piece on him. Jim, who is not yet 30 and has survived cancer twice, found out in 2005 that something was wrong with his lungs.
Prior to Business.com, Gilliam was the chief architect at eCompanies, a venture capital firm and incubator in Santa Monica, and a principal software engineer at Lycos, one of the first internet search engines.
I met Jim in April 2005 when I - with a number of other ec bloggers - participated in the Internet Evangelism in the 21st Century Conference. Jim's a good friend of Will Sampson who was on our panel.
You can read more about his amazing story here.
And you can check on Jim's progress here.