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It's been said that there's no easy to use well designed social resource out there for people.
Who are suffering from cancer.
And who has survived cancer.
But there is one woman who decided to do something about that.
Malayan Lopez is creator of I had cancer.
Director not your first thing -- My -- Facts tell us about.
Your website and and what it's all about.
I have cancer in -- social networking site we're harnessing the power social media to connect people who've been similar situation.
It is for cancer.
Fighters for survivors and their supporters to caregivers who are helping them -- I to connect with others -- been in similar situations.
It and so you get onto the website and then what happens.
People talk this year there experience is they offer suggestions and recommendations.
I'm you can't miss item one of the first things that you would do is you connect with someone.
We've built an eight eight date and -- database.
People -- you can.
Locate them I geographically by age.
-- -- pants are.
So you can find to you know who matches your your your cancer your situation fast and -- you can connect with them.
But I try not you can go into an area called -- -- cancer.
It allows you to really come and get things off your chest.
And we have discussions which allow you to post questions that you might have that you know your family might not be able to answer.
I mean -- is different -- web MD and some of the other Internet sites.
I'm it is very different.
Our focus is really aren't connecting people -- MD is about providing information and stand up to cancer are -- strong there about.
Raising -- building awareness -- really focused on connecting people.
I was diagnosed with cancer back in 2008.
I had wonderful family great doctors but I didn't have someone who was my age I was eight I was -- at the time.
Who I can connect let someone who would know some of the challenges I was gonna be facing fertility was going to be one of -- I you know I was a business person I started.
And agency went on agency on the heels of September 11 so.
I you know I had -- I had different challenges that I was -- facing employees to talk to you so.
I would -- be comforting to know that there are some people out there you could turn to for.
-- office exactly.
And and that's the reason I I felt that there was a -- I saw that there was -- -- And I wanted to use my experience.
It as a digital technologist.
And my experience with cancer my institute to create I had cancer from the ground -- -- -- how's it going so well it's going extremely well.
I we're getting really great feedback people on the side and on our FaceBook pages are just saying how much this resource would've been helpful for them when they were diagnosed.
I said that the -- has been really great.
On -- again we go do what I had cancer dot com.
So that's very easy.
Very easy we wanted to make sure that after.
We you know want one -- makes it makes a big change makes all the difference so we changed I have cancer -- I had cancer.
It was out part of my -- and there was something that I wanted to make -- That I you know I focused in my satellite focus on being positive and I want people to take got to take that what form it's about having hope.
It's about looking towards a future.
And you know and it's thinking positive Super -- from reliever -- -- -- -- says thank you very much creator of I had cancer chickened out I had cancer.
Good luck to you think can't hurt and.
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