The Day Steve Jobs Returned to The Stage After a Liver Transplant

Steve Jobs return liver transplant

September 9 is another big day in Apple history. As Cult of Mac reflected, it was the day in 2009 that Steve Jobs returned to the Apple keynote stage following his liver transplant.

“I wouldn’t be here without such generosity,” Jobs told the audience, referring to the organ donor whose liver he received. “I hope all of us can be as generous and elect to become organ donors.” Before revealing Apple’s new line of iPad nanos, Jobs said, “I’m vertical, I’m back at Apple, and I’m loving every day of it.” A decade later, we now know far more about Jobs’ return than we did in 2009. First and foremost, of course, we know that while Jobs’ liver operation succeeded, pancreatic cancer ultimately resulted in the Apple CEO’s death a little over two years later. Members of Jobs’ inner circle knew about the cancer at the time, but nobody discussed it.

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3 thoughts on “The Day Steve Jobs Returned to The Stage After a Liver Transplant

  • Thanks, Charlotte. I do remember watching live at the time. I will always appreciate Steve Jobs for his brilliance and his incredible abilities, and for exciting me enough to begin investing heavily in AAPL early on, which will help to provide for my family after I am gone.

  • This article should be corrected, to report Steve Jobs’ death accurately as resulting from Neuro Endocrine cancer with a primary in the pancreas, a condition for which there are many treatments available, in order to allow for a reasonable quality of life for many years.
    It’s really not helpful for readers to be misled into thinking that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which is very different and has a very different prognosis, including an extremely limited life expectancy.
    The more that neuro-endocrine cancer (which is much less common) becomes known (and not mis-reported as pancreatic cancer), the more chances a sufferer has that it will be correctly spotted and treated sooner, as diagnosis is commonly missed / significantly delayed. For info, see:

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