I just finished reading an article from this week’s, New York Times Magazine called, Practicing Patients” byTomas Goetz and feel both inspired and envious. Goetz writes about a website, Patients Like Me that was created for people with MS, Parkinson’s and AIDS.
I found this on the website,
“Founded in 2004 by three MIT engineers whose collective experience spans from running the world’s only non-profit biotechnology laboratory to large-scale online commerce applications, PatientsLikeMe is a privately funded company dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases.Our personal experiences with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) inspired us to create a community of patients, doctors, and organizations that inspires, informs, and empowers individuals. We’re committed to providing patients with access to the tools, information, and experiences that they need to take control of their disease. Our goal is to enable people to share information that can improve the lives of patients diagnosed with life-changing diseases.”
Wow. Empower, Take Control, and Make a Difference, I like these words.
Where is our, Patients Like Me?