My 30th birthday was in a week. For many young adults, this would be a time of mixed feelings. The excitement of a celebration with friends and family, but perhaps also the concerns of getting ‘old’ and maybe even a quarter life crisis.

In my case, I didn’t have time to think about such luxuries thanks to an unexpected birthday present: thyroid cancer.

I haven’t shared this story publicly before, but I wanted to write down what happened and how I reacted. I can’t promise to write the definitive guide for dealing with all medical conditions while running a company…

Ben Jones

Co-Founder & CEO/CTO @Bitwala

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