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3:30pm

Social Networking: Giving Cancer Patients a Voice
    Their Story Is Our Story (TSOS) is inspired by witnessing my dad’s fight against cancer. Sharing our experiences helps keep his memory alive, and hopefully, provides comfort and support to those in similar situations. Each cancer journey is unique and deserves to be told. Their stories are our stories.
    My project aims to support those affected by this horrible disease. They can connect with others in similar situations through a website where they will be able to share their cancer stories and their loved ones’ story while giving and receiving support. Think of it as a “Cancer Facebook.” A TSOS Profile allows cancer patients and their loved ones to share status updates, pose questions and post inspirational quotes. Individuals can further their relationships and stories by creating groups and forums. Getting involved with TSOS online is simple and quick.
    In addition to an online and print presence, TSOS’s goal is to become a pillar in the community by holding cancer awareness events and providing college scholarships.
    TSOS will host community events such as cancer walks, concerts and sports competition fundraisers. These ideas would raise cancer awareness in the community and bring the community together for the cause.
    My dad will always be an inspiration to me. Through TSOS I can continue his story and maintain the connection that I’ve had with him. His story will live on and as TSOS grows we will all contribute to a story that will all be ours.

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    Founder | Their Story Is Our Story | Hi all! My name is Brandon...


    Type Interactive, Core Conversation
    Hashtag #sxsw #voice
    Theme Better Tomorrow
    Level Beginner
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP12792

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