Inspire2Live has many friends but few donors. This is caused by the way in which we tell our story. You only need to look at our website: a treasure trove of science, dynamism, weekly Updates, World Campus. But also complex and demanding content. High Science and High Emotion. Our answer to the question “What is it you do?” is much too complicated. At this moment a few Patient Advocates are working with experts to make the story simpler.
What we do
Connecting doctors, researchers, patients and officials with the purpose of enhancing the options for the patient to choose from. In some cases this happens on the level of advanced science, on other cases it’s as straightforward as “Implementing what we already know.”
How do we do it
By being the catalyst, constantly reminding all the actors and stakeholders of problems and of solutions that get insufficient attention, by involving the whole world, by always going on about prevention.
For whom: for the patient
To inform and empower the patient to be aware of her options and choices, thereby making her the designer of her own quality of life, but also making her an agent of change by the pressure she exerts on the static forces of the medical professional world.
The voice of the patient is important not because she is the victim of a terrible disease, but because she has an insight into the realities of life that no other stakeholder has.
Just listen to some of those voices, and feel their energy and inspiration. These are from our Wall of Remembrance.
- Molouk Milani: Every patient deserves the best care available.
- Ingemar van der Molen: Carry on where others stop.
- Ben de Bruijn: We have to ensure that we always use all the available knowledge.
- Chris Kerkhof: Sometimes we forget that when we all just do everything we can we will have reached our goal.
- Vincent ter Morssche: There’s one thing worse than false hope: No hope.
- Gerda Schapers: The patient always comes first.
- Chantal Gill’ard: We patients continue to search and hope where others stop. That’s our contribution to society.
- Linda Burger: I’m the specialist of my own life.
These people don’t conform to a definition of greatness, they are the definition of greatness! They set an example for us all. They deserve to know they are not alone, but they are together with millions who have cancer and their loved ones
It is our privilege to serve and support them.