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Sunday, April 03, 2011

The Social Network


It was a great movie, wasn't it? Amazing, startling, and look how Facebook, YouTube and blogs are changing our lives in just a matter of years! Some pundits have suggested they are the catalysts for the Arab countries now seething with revolution and unrest. Young people in touch with one another instantly as a group, communicating about change, and viewing the world outside their boundaries. It's hard to imagine what life was like before Facebook and YouTube.

Social networking is making our world different. It's helping to make the hemophilia world, I hope, better. We are able to share more and learn at a greater rate.

One new thing I saw recently on YouTube, besides videos of twin babies speaking baby talk, a baby dancing to Beyonce (hysterical!) and cute kitten videos, are some great videos about families with hemophilia that should give hope to new families dealing with hemophilia. Please check these out!

www.facebook.com/morethanhemophilia
www.youtube.com/morethanhemophilia

I met the Majors in person and what a great family; exemplary of what kind of life you can lead with proper treatment and exercise. I don't know Jecorei personally, but he seems like a really nice young man. My son with hemophilia is into music, too, so I enjoyed his story.

I hope to see more stories like these on social networking sites, as networking is becoming the primary means of communications for busy families. Though not for everyone--my own 20-year-old daughter Tara has declared she is Facebook-free, perhaps the only 20 year old without a Facebook page!

For the rest of us, we can enjoy videos like these, and more! I'll share them with you as I find them.

(Please note that "More Than Hemophilia" videos are sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation)
Photo: The Major family of Louisiana

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