The board game Operation came out almost 50 years ago. John Spinello sold the game to a toy invention firm for $500. They licensed the game to Milton Bradley. Though now sold by Hasbro, the game has been on shelves ever since. The deal didn’t provide him with any royalties. He was grossly under compensated.
Mr Spinello is now facing a tough situation. He’s in need of an operation of his own. John isn’t complaining about the lack of equal compensation he received but has admitted he’s struggling to pay his medical bills. The people at I Love Operation have created a crowd funded resource to help him out. You can find it here.
Hopefully Mr Spinello can get some help and have his only worry being that the doctors don’t sound the buzzer when they’re in there.