“MyLifeLine was founded in 2006 by Marcia Donziger, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997, when she was 27 years old. The Internet existed at the time, but not with the fullness it does now. She recalls feeling overwhelmed by the volume of concern, during a time when she was struggling to fight the cancer inside her. She couldn’t physically return all the phone calls herself, and found it emotionally draining to repeat the same information about her condition, over and over. She often felt guilty for not staying in better touch with the people who cared about her”.
From her experience, MyLifeLine was born. In a nutshell: MyLifeLine.org is a non-profit organization that provides free, customizable websites to empower cancer patients and caregivers to build an online community of friends and family to foster connection, inspiration and healing.
Each patient website includes 6 pages: Connecting Updates, Inspiring Messages, Helping Calendar, Laughing Medicine, Giving Angels, and Learning Links.
“What makes us unique are that we are 100% focused
on the needs of cancer patients and their families. We are a member-driven site and implement as many ideas given to us by our members as we can,” Marcia shared.