Community Site to Battle Diseases in a Web 2.0 Way

Hi, I’m a long time reader of Battle Diabetes, I’d like to first thank you for providing such a wonderful community to help others in need. My grandmother and my mother are both Type 2 and your blog has been a great resource for us. I am e-mailing today to suggest a new story. Last year, I watched a close friend of mine battle lymphoma, a truly terrible disease. As he fought for his life, I was struck by how little support took place within the current medical system. His doctor visits focused on the disease – not the man behind it.

Without understanding, my friend became increasingly depressed. When he eventually lost his battle, he was afraid and without hope. Looking back, I think if he’d had someone else in his life that understood - just one other person who’d “been there” too - it would have made all the difference. So, in his memory, I launched Hopecube, an web2.0 online community for sharing information, finding doctors and relating to others in “health crisis.”

Giving today’s patients and medical professionals what my friend never had: a connection.

It’s kind of like Facebook for people who are sick. Hopecube.com is not only a powerful social-networking site and blog, but an invaluable information resource for anyone dealing with, or treating, a medical condition.

The site is unique in that it encourages doctors - as well as patients - to participate by:

  • Creating a personalized home page
  • Sharing information and experiences via blogs, forums and message boards
  • Searching, by category, for others who’ve shared a similar journey
  • Finding doctors who specialize in a particular field
  • Getting information and answers for a myriad of health issues

So whether a person is struggling with diabetes or Alzheimer’s, cancer or cocaine addiction - or any of life’s medical difficulties - the supportive, grassroots community at Hopecube is always there, 24 hours a day., I hope you find this new online resource as newsworthy as I do.

Thank you, in advance, for helping me get the word out.

Sincerely,
George Ruan
Founder Hopecube

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