Facebook has stirred revolutions in far away places, overthrown dictators and reunited lost loved ones all over the globe but now this social media phenomenon is branching out into the quiet but highly terrifying realm of coping with the grim reality of cancer.
Almost everyone has been touched by the deadly hand of cancer and its terrible aftermath, but knowing how it feels to live with such a diagnosis and how to cope with its terrifying onslaught is like an elitist club in which only those who have been there can qualify as members.
That is why Ihadcancer.com, a new social networking site connecting cancer patients to one another fills a very specific need and works. Founded by breast cancer survivor, Mailet Lopez, after her devastating diagnosis, she realized that despite the concern of loved ones, she was alone in her battle and needed the solace that only someone suffering from the same illness could give her.
Ihadcancer.com is a source of hope, truth and communion. Here one does not hear what others might think is the politically correct thing to say, but rather the truth, simple and straight.
The site has only been online for two weeks and already more than 1,500 survivors and friends from around the world have become members. The positive response has been overwhelmingly encouraging. Similar to Facebook, the site differs in that it is geared to a specific audience. It provides users with a profile, which enables them to share information and interact with other users.
This website is a portal of promise and hope for fighters of this dread disease.
The good news is that fighters win.