Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Crowd Funding For Obesity After Thyroid Cancer

After being diagnosed almost twenty years ago, Ms. Edwards decided to perform a case study on obesity and autoimmune diseases, which sometimes develop after having major surgery to have the thyroid removed. Thyroid cancer survivor, DaVida Edwards, is fundraising to create awareness about thyroid issues and the health ailments associated with this type of illness.

As a result she started a fundraising campaign which will provide help to those with obesity and thyroid issues who want to get healthy and stay healthy. Starting with a small garden in her back yard she plans to expand her vegetable garden in order to supply much needed organic meals to families in the community who otherwise may not be able to afford them.

Since her diagnosis Ms. Edwards researched all healthy natural products that don’t include any harmful chemicals or hard to pronounce toxic ingredients. She plans to make those all natural products such as deodorant and shampoo, readily available to the public by launching a new website via this crowd funding campaign.

Visitors to the site will also have the opportunity to apply for grants to help with any obese or thyroid related health issues they may have, for instance, loosing a lot of weight after being obese leaves behind excessive skin that needs to be surgically removed. In the event this procedure is not covered under their medical insurance, people can go to the site helpwiththyroidissues.blogspot.com (just an example) to seek the assistance needed.

After the tragic incident with Mr. Eric Garner, city medical examiners concluded that Garner was killed by neck compression, along with "the compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police"; however, contributing factors included bronchial asthma, heart disease, obesity, and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. Obesity is an epidemic.

When asked why she started this fundraiser her response was, “I’m a Philadelphian and studies have shown that Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is home to more than 1.5 million residents, is tackling obesity throughout the community. Approximately 67.9% of adults in the city and approximately 41% of youth aged 6-17 are overweight or obese. Additionally, nearly 70% of youth in North Philadelphia, the majority of whom are black or Hispanic, are overweight or obese, which is nearly double the obesity and overweight rate for youth in the United States. Fruit and vegetable consumption is a challenge for residents, with nearly 25% of youth and 30% of adults getting only one serving or less per day. Further, approximately 25% of youth do not get sustained physical activity even once a week.”

Upon being contacted by The Doctor Oz Show in regards her thyroid issues, Ms. Edwards decided to seek support among the medical community from doctors and dieticians who specialize in treating patients with thyroid issues, obesity, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, gum disease, sleep apnea, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, depression and eating disorders. These doctors would then become a part of her efforts to help others with obesity and thyroid issues to not only get healthy, but encourage them to stay healthy as well.

U.S. health care spending has spiraled to $3 trillion this year, a 42 percent jump since 2006 according to CBS News. UnitedHealthcare (UNH), the biggest U.S. health insurer, is taking aim at controlling costs of cancer treatment with a new pilot program that will provide a set sum for a patient's coverage. The program will focus initially on patients with head and neck cancers, although the company said it may eventually expand the pilot test to include other cancers and to start pilots with other large cancer centers in the U.S. Recent studies have also shown American patients and their insurers shelled out $37.2 billion for oncology treatments in 2013. Prices in the U.S. are higher than in Europe, where medications can cost as much as 38 percent lower.

Donate to this campaign and go with Ms. Edwards on her journey to visit Dr. Sircus in Brazil and find out how his all natural treatments work out as she creates a video documentary on her wellness quest showing what remedies she sought out to get healthy and which ones she avoided.

The fundraising goal is $100,000. As she performs her case study on obesity and thyroid cancer and how to possibly prevent or overcome any autoimmune diseases by teaching others what she did to overcome and/or avoid such ailments altogether. Once Ms. Edwards raises enough capital for the video budget she plans to start making journal style videos and documenting her journey.

Also, planned are annual seminars, "Healthy Lifestyle Seminars" to help others find products and services to cope with their medical issues. The website will also make these products and services readily available to consumers.

A portion of the proceeds from her ebooks sales, 90 Day Bible and The Fred Johnson Experience will also be donated to this fundraiser which is appropriately titled, “Help Me Fight Back To Help Others” and upon reaching the $100,000. milestone, 1,000 child safety kits will be donated to underprivileged families with cancer survivors.

For more information how to support, participate in the events, and/or make a donation to teach others, despite their income, how to live a healthier lifestyle visit:

Find Local Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Food Banks and Other Help

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Free Summertime Lunches for Children in Philadelphia

For more information contact 
the Coalition Against Hunger: 855-252-MEAL

or visit http://www.hungercoalition.org/summer-meals

Facebook App Allows Free Internet Access -- FREE!

Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step towards its goal of bringing the internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app in Zambia.

The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic internet services for free. Users of the app won't incur the data charges that can be prohibitive for many people in developing nations.

Facebook has already been working with mobile operators around the world to offer its own service free of charge to phone subscribers - think of it as a gateway to the rest of the internet.

Online services accessible through the app range from AccuWeather to Wikipedia, a job search site as well as a breadth of health information. Facebook's own app, along with its Messenger service, is also included, as is Google search, although charges apply if people click on search results.

The app works on Android phones as well as the simple 'feature phones' that are used by the majority of people in Zambia, said Guy Rosen, product management director at Internet.org.

If users click on a link that takes them outside of the 13 predetermined services, they will get a warning that they may incur data charges.

One thing missing from the features is email. Many people who are new to the internet in developing nations don't use email, opting to use messaging apps or social media sites instead.

'Zambia is a country with 15 per cent internet penetration,' Rosen said, adding that this makes for a 'huge amount of people that we can connect'. Zambia's population is about 15 million.

The app will spread to additional countries down the line.
Internet.org estimates that about 80 per cent of the world's population that isn't online lives at least within basic 2G mobile phone range. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that making connectivity affordable and convincing people that the internet is something they need are bigger hurdles to connecting people than 'satellites or balloons'.

That said, Facebook has also acquired a satellite company, just to ensure all its bases are covered.

P.S. If you're like me and you know I've decided to cash in and put my two cents in it while the gettin' is good then here's exactly how we can plan to make it work on a tight budget...

Ø    Utilize Facebook 2 cent clicks to promote marketing products and services.

Ø    Build an app empire by creating a mobile app business around underdeveloped markets and specific keywords.

Ø    Create apps with no codes within minutes that cost almost nothing to create.

Ø    Utilize simple software to create as many apps as possible and check every morning to see how many downloads I have.

Under the circumstances, now is the time!  I'm not sure how little or how much of a dent internet access and wifi service fees are putting in your pocket, but I can think of other things I could do with $720. plus tax every year. Considering this information puts us ahead of the curve and all I can hear is cha-ching all the way to the bank!  

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Original post found here: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/tech/2014/08/01/facebook-app-allows-free-internet-access.html