Today I am forwarding a piece written by Matt Ellefson, the Founder ofSurviveIt.org and 4x cancer surviver. Matt inspires and helps others receive the information and support they need to move through and past a cancer diagnosis with strength, faith and the information necessary for the most positive outcome possible. You can find a copy of the original posts here.
Please enjoy, join TeamSurviveIt and pass this to whomever you believe would benefit.
"When I was diagnosed with cancer in late 2009, I felt shocked, confused, and powerless in trying to seek out the best cancer care. Unfortunately, this reaction is not uncommon.
In 2014, over 4,500 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer every single day. These numbers are more than stats; they represent mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, loved ones, and friends. People who also feel shocked, confused, and powerless in finding the best care.
Far too often, the newly diagnosed enter into battle mode unarmed and unequipped, which is why a growing number of survivors, doctors, and allies are coming together to develop SURVIVEiT™. We care about providing access to all available options and we care about changing outcomes.
SURVIVEiT™ is being developed by survivors for patients. With the oversight of a medical advisory board, we will provide actionable and meaningful information that provides newly diagnosed patients with the options they deserve wherever they are and whenever they need it. Because time matters.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Start here by joining Team SURVIVEiT™. After receiving your login instructions, you’ll be one of the first to see our site and can help by providing your feedback, rating your level of cancer care, and writing a review. Then, spread the word by sharing this opportunity with others you know who are passionate about helping those affected by cancer.
Your feedback won’t just make a difference, but you’ll be the difference to those who desperately need our help.
Thank you for joining Team SURVIVEiT™. Together, we will create a world free from the fear of cancer."
Your friend and 4x survivor,
Matt J. Ellefson
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