Well known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t even know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something that touched a peanut. He tells TechCrunch that least 14 of those visits have happened since he’s been with his wife. “Nuts, avocados, shellfish, all of it. I was in the ICU for 3 weeks of my senior year,” he says.
Given that there’s a genetic component to allergic reactions and that he’s the proud father of two, this concerns him. Parker is handing over $24 million of his own cash to fund research at Stanford to find the cure.