San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2008
Doctors, practitioners, patients and caregivers from around the world are opening their hearts and minds to help others by sharing their expertise and personal experiences on Wellsphere (http://www.wellsphere.com/YesWeCare).
"From leading medical professionals who take the time each day to answer patients' questions to patient opinion leaders sharing personal advice, relieving anxieties and offering hope, we're seeing an amazing phenomenon of people taking the time to help, support and care for one another," said Wellsphere's CIO Geoffrey Rutledge, MD, PhD. Wellsphere provides a home for these extraordinary individuals to come together online and connect with millions of people who are seeking their expertise, advice and caring. The new Map of Caring honors all these selfless "Everyday Heroes" around the world, and provides hope to those in need by showing them that, wherever they are, whoever they are, help is near.
Thousands of "Everyday Heroes" are taking the time each day to share their expertise and personal stories, create inspiring videos and offer support to Wellsphere's more than 2.5 million monthly health seekers. Wellsphere recently introduced the Health Maven program to further tap into this wellspring of selflessness and channel it to the people who need it most. "Thousands of health writers from around the world volunteered to spend time, provide answers and offer support to members who have health questions and concerns. Too often, these heroic individuals go unrecognized, and we wanted to make sure they receive the attention and recognition they deserve for their selflessness, courage and compassion," said Wellsphere CEO Ron Gutman.
Wellsphere's new Yes, We Care video (http://www.wellsphere.com/YesWeCare) highlights a handful of these amazing individuals - compiling personal videos submitted by the heroes themselves to share their stories and tell the world what motivates them to help others live healthier, happier lives. The Yes, We Care video highlights such heroes as Ronni G., a leukemia survivor who shares her experience to provide hope for people in the fight against cancer; LTC Chris C. MD, a surgeon caring for our troops in Iraq, David D. - a stroke victim working to raise awareness to help others avoid having strokes of their own, and Debbie P. - a cardiovascular nurse specialist who, after undergoing open heart surgery at the age of 7, dedicates her writing to helping people manage and avoid heart problems.
"We give thanks to all these extraordinary men and women who take the time each day to help, support and care for others. Together, we can create a healthier world. Yes, We Care!"
To view the Map of Caring and the Yes, We Care! Video, please visit http://www.wellsphere.com/YesWeCare.
Wellsphere, the fastest growing health technology company, is based in San Mateo, CA. Wellsphere develops web and mobile technologies that help millions of people live healthier, happier lives by providing a free consumer health website at http://www.wellsphere.com, and building online health platforms for large organizations.