My surgery (blog post)
‘Operation’ Inventor, 77, Can’t Afford Real Life Operation
In an ironic twist of fate, the inventor of the famous board game Operation is in need of money to pay for an operation. In 1964, John Spinello invented the classic children’s game, in which players attempt to perform “surgery” without tripping a buzzer, and sold it to a toy invention firm for just $500. In spite of its great success, that’s the only money he ever received for the game. Now 77, Spinello can’t afford to pay $25,000 for an oral surgery.
Comment: Hope to be home on Friday