What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
Everything really started one and a half years ago.
The polish-speaking part of the Internet lacked the possibility of an on-line discussion about cancer and all its aspects, an open discussion, that was backed up with thorough medical knowledge based on conventional rules of malignant tumour treatment and abiding the rule, that these discussions should not differ from the academic medicine methods.
We dreamt, that an oncological patient, or his relative, had a place where they could ask the questions that they lose sleep over, and where they can receive a reliable and exhaustive answer. So that the interlocutor could spend enough time to answer, so the person who asked - satisfied by the amount of information gained - would not search further, deeply disappointed and lost, and would not succumb to the pressure of the people who try to sell different types of methods that supposedly possess “miraculous healing properties”.
A polish oncologist, having certain working conditions - resulting from many systemic limitations - is mostly unable to devote enough time to help his patient understand the nature of the disease and the sense of the particular stages of treatment.
The primary issue then - for which there is a need in our society - in the need to gain INFORMATION. Information that possesses the proper quality and form of the message.
And that way, a portal named: 'DUM SPIRO SPERO Oncological Forum' was founded, by private persons.
The currently registered foundation is a natural consequence of our year and a half experiences and gained proof about the sense and the high value of this project. It also is a chance to for further development of the forum, and thus the possibility of aiding a larger number of recipients.
Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.
Magdalena Kręczkowska has actively participated in aiding oncological patients on different oncological forums for the past few years.
In 2008 she decided to create her own Forum Dum Spiro-Spero, where the aid would be held on the highest essential level.
Oncological knowledge is her passion, with which she shares by helping others.
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