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Pulling for ‘Stepto’: Geeks rally behind Stephen Toulouse after tech vet falls into coma

Replace: Toulouse has woken from his coma and is on the road to recovery as of June 13.

Stephen “Stepto” Toulouse, a longtime fixture at Microsoft who at the moment works at HackerOne, fell into a deep coma earlier this week, in accordance with studies from his household.

“The trigger was initially unsure however it has since been decided he has a extreme an infection that possible contributed,” a buddy of the household writes on a YouCaring page the place they’re elevating funds to assist with bills. “His an infection is responding considerably to remedy, and he has begun responding to our voices and following instructions for the primary time this morning. Whereas we’re excited for this small stride, he’s nonetheless in vital situation.”

As I wrote when he originally left Microsoft, I was fortunate to get to know Toulouse by a minimum of a few his jobs inside the corporate through the years. He’s an extraordinarily sharp and personable man who was ready maintain his humorousness even within the high-stress function of talking on behalf of Microsoft’s safety initiatives.

It’s no shock that so a lot of his buddies and followers are rallying behind him this week.

To get a way for his persona, right here he’s studying from the “Xbox Dwell E-book of Enforcement” a number of years in the past.

Get effectively, Stepto — we’re all pulling for you.

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