This week a young woman caring for a mother with cancer submitted an inspiring personal story to the Vancouver Observer, where it immediately hit the front page. To read Christabel’s article about using social media to help her mom fight cancer, click here.
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How a daughter coordinates care online Christabel Shaler recently graduated from the University of British Columbia and landed a dream job. She’s bright, she’s driven and she’s facing a world of opportunity. And, her mom is sick.
“Once you have friends on Tyze, you have a healing circle” It’s hard to imagine recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). But doing so with very little social support is almost unthinkable. Such a challenge would leave most of us extremely vulnerable and fragile. This story is about Ana, and her journey of incredible… Read more »
Maggie MacKay is a busy young girl who loves to do school work, play with her friends, attend Girl Guides meetings, ride her bike, surf the web, dance, and play with her pet cat Sarie – a full itinerary for a girl of just 13. Within the myriad of activities in her life, Maggie’s Tyze… Read more »
Tyze CEO Looks to Spread Possibility of Social Innovation and Finance Two-year old company offers lessons on pursuing profit and purpose The story of Tyze Personal Networks offers lessons for aspiring social entrepreneurs, says Tyze president and CEO Vickie Cammack. Founding Tyze, a certified B-corporation two years ago, Cammack will be sharing her experience of… Read more »
Nicholas has a vibrant life in London where he’s studying Information and Communication Technologies at the Open University, and exploring the opportunity to build a business as an eBay seller. Nicholas has severe Cerebral Palsy and requires 24-hour care, but despite being largely bed-ridden with chronic pain he lives an extraordinarily rich life. With… Read more »
One of PLAN’s most treasured networks belonged to Ken, a man in his 40’s who lived in a group home in Vancouver. Ken was supported by an organization, as well as by his mother, brother and a few close friends. It was Ken’s mother, Jean, who with the support of a connector first set up… Read more »