Long ago, in an age when there was no such thing as the Internet, people had to rely on things that are within their reach. Communication was much more difficult and complicated.
When the Internet was released to the public, everything became history. And then there was Facebook, which got everyone hooked. Since then, Facebook has changed the world in so many ways. People began using Facebook to express themselves – good or bad. With the help of Facebook, millions of businesses, brands and companies gained recognition, sales and profits.
Facebook became a fad in different parts of the world. The king of social networking has the ability to transform ordinary people into superstars. Facebook can turn situations and experiences into something more meaningful and purposeful. With the help of Facebook, charities, fundraisers and other constructive events can easily attain success.
I thought I had seen everything until I saw this Facebook page: Mom’s medical mystery. It isn’t just an ordinary fan page. Mom’s medical mystery is very inspiring and heart-warming. This page aims to crowd source a rare diagnosis through social media. Here’s a note from the husband:
“Welcome, my name is Simon. It’s my wife’s birthday today. This year I’m giving her a different kind of birthday present—this Facebook page. To me, it’s rather odd to give a Facebook page to someone—but this year I’m aiming high with my choice of gifts. You see, my wife, beautiful mother of three young children, is a medical puzzle. Her case has stumped her smart doctors at Stanford for two years now. Her health has gotten suddenly dangerous again and her bus-load of specialists can’t come up with an actual diagnosis. Rather than wait around for some unfortunate patient demise, I’m taking matters into my own hands. I intend to crowdsource a medical diagnosis for my beautiful wife. You may not know me but I’m an award-winning father, by my own admission. Help me become an award-winning husband—and grant my wife one wish—the wish of a diagnosis. Now let’s get busy, our new friend.
2. Stump one of your know-it-all friends. Send this “genius” our Facebook page and demand that he or she demonstrate their genius-ness (or else). (They’ll need it on this one.)
3. Help us celebrate a beautiful person. YY could use some good wishes. Post them on our timeline!
We’ve got some goodies for your viewing pleasure:
▪ For Inspector Clouseau: Here is what happened.
▪ For Dr. Data Hound: Like to see some medical records? Here’s the entire case file.
▪ For Obi-wan Kenobi: Cut to the chase—What is your diagnosis? Leave a comment on our timeline.
My hope here is that the online We comes together and, for a fleeting moment, unleashes its power right here.
We wish you well.
P.S. Get busy.”
I was so moved while reading this. It’s the most touching Facebook page I’ve ever seen. There’s no money involved and they’re not requesting for anything else. They’re only asking for your time to take a look at a rare disease, share your knowledge and expertise.
If you are not medically inclined, just like the page and show your support by sharing. Let them be heard. These simple gestures can mean so much. You can already contribute something to save someone’s life.