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New feature -- Browse posts you've recommended

Walter
  • By Walter · Posted June 21, 2011
  • Journal · 60 recommendations
  • Hello everyone, We added a new feature today that we hope you find helpful. You can now browse the complete list of posts that you have recommended, here: Browse posts you've recommended What's a recommendation ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 13, 2013
  • Journal · 52 recommendations
  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

Guestbooks - An exciting addition to Inspire

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · Posted May 20, 2009
  • Journal · 28 recommendations
  • Hello everyone, We're writing to let you know about a great new feature we'll be adding to Inspire in the very near future: guestbooks. This is a feature that many of you have requested, and we're very ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted April 11, 2013
  • Journal · 26 recommendations
  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

The financial toll of cancer

dleach
  • By dleach · Posted January 25, 2011
  • Journal · 25 recommendations
  • I was talking with other cancer moms the other day and we began discussing the financial toll cancer has taken on our lives and family. It was disturbing to hear many of us are in serious debt, some are ...

A few more words about privacy

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted August 25, 2010
  • Journal · 21 recommendations
  • All of us at Inspire care a great deal about your privacy and work hard to ensure the information you trust us with is kept safe. We designed Inspire so that you have complete control over how your personal ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kevin Pho, MD

John2
  • By John2 · Posted May 8, 2011
  • Journal · 18 recommendations
  • Dear Inspire Community Members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people we feel are making contributions to helping patients worldwide. We are posting ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · Posted February 11, 2014
  • Journal · 17 recommendations
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 14, 2011
  • Journal · 17 recommendations
  • Dear Inspire Community Members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people we feel are making contributions to helping patients worldwide. We are posting ...

"True friends walk in ....

dleach
  • By dleach · Posted June 22, 2010
  • Journal · 17 recommendations
  • when everyone else walks out. " I read that today and it hit home. After several days of challenges on many fronts, this really resonates. People love to complain, not create solutions. People love to ...

Inspire members featured

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted October 28, 2009
  • Journal · 16 recommendations
  • Today Massachusetts General Hospital's Proto Magazine published a wonderful profile of nine Inspire members. Each of these stories underscores what we all know to be true -- that Inspire is a special ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · Posted December 6, 2013
  • Journal · 15 recommendations
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Follow Inspire on Twitter and Facebook!

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · Posted June 10, 2009
  • Journal · 15 recommendations
  • We're happy to announce that you can now stay in touch with what's happening at Inspire by following us on both Twitter and Facebook. While Inspire communities are still the best places to connect with ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 13 recommendations
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

We're hiring!

Walter
  • By Walter · Posted January 22, 2013
  • Journal · 13 recommendations
  • Hello everyone, We have a position open with our engineering team at Inspire, and I'd like to share the job description with you in the event you know just the person we're looking for. We found our most ...

About a book I read recently

John2
  • By John2 · Posted November 7, 2010
  • Journal · 13 recommendations
  • Hi Inspire members, I'm John Novack, the new Communications Director at Inspire, and this is my first Journal entry. I like to read about history, and have been thinking about a book I recently finished ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Howard Luks, MD

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 9, 2012
  • Journal · 12 recommendations
  • Dear Inspire Community Members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people we feel are making contributions to helping patients worldwide. We are posting ...

Inspire is hiring!

Walter
  • By Walter · Posted January 17, 2012
  • Journal · 11 recommendations
  • Inspire is hiring, and we're wondering if you know someone who would be the perfect addition to our team. Hello everyone, I'm Walter, one of Inspire's founders and the head of our technical team. I'm ...

Inspire featured in ABC News story about helping patients with rare disease

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted October 15, 2010
  • Journal · 11 recommendations
  • This story highlights how so many of us discover and support one another through Inspire: Social Networks Make Rare Diseases Not so Hard to Find I think you'll enjoy reading it. Brian ...

World Rare Disease Day

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted February 25, 2010
  • Journal · 11 recommendations
  • In recognition of Rare Disease Day 2010, Inspire and the National Organization for Rare Disorders conducted a survey of Inspire members with rare disorders. The results are enlightening, and I encourage ...

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The Stupid Cancer Show
The Stupid Cancer Show is the voice of young adults affected by cancer.

Special Love
Special Love gives children and young adults with cancer and their families a chance to enjoy normal childhood activities that healthy kids often take for granted.

First Descents
First Descents provides whitewater kayaking and other outdoor adventure experiences to promote emotional, psychological and physical healing for young adults with cancer.

SuperSibs
SuperSibs is a national organization that supports, honors and recognizes brothers and sisters of cancer patients who are ages 4-18. Ongoing programs are available and several of Special Love's BRASS campers participate!

Cancer Care
Cancer Care is dedicated to providing emotional support, information, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.

The Starlight Starbright Foundation
The Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation's focus is to lift the spirits of seriously ill kids and their families at times of great stress and hardship.

2bMe
A helpful site for teens with cancer.

Teens Living with Cancer
A site dedicated to the approximately 15,000 teens undergoing treatment in the United States for cancer each year.

Camp Mak-A-Dream
Camp Mak-A-Dream has cost-free programs designed for children, teens and young adults affected by cancer.

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
The Ulman Cancer Fund works to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors.

Teens Living with Cancer on YouTube
Teens Living with Cancer chapters are local peer support programs for young people between the ages of 13-22 whose lives are impacted by cancer.

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