Omaha Public Radio News
12:37 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

MyHopeSpace Connects Those Touched by Cancer

Omaha, NE – Chris Helfing says the primary purpose of the web site is to provide support to those individuals whose lives have been touched by cancer. He says there are forums and blogs on the web site as well as live chat. Additionally, Helfing says there is also a group forum that's private from any other part of the site. He hopes the site gives members a feeling of hope, "That there are a lot of other people out there that have cancer, that go through it."

Another feature of the web site allows members to ask medical questions of board member and oncologist, Dr. Stephen Lemon. Questions may be submitted anonymously.

Helfing says the site is aimed at patients, survivors, caregivers and family members. Four years after the site was established, it has 267 members from all across the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Membership in MyHopeSpace.com is free.