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i wanted to recommend a book for anyone dealing with depression. it has been and remains an issue for me, and most who deal with disabilities and physical challenges in their life. The Book is titled 'Spiritual Depression' by D.M.Lloyd Jones. u…Continue
Ben Munoz & Ben's Friends were featured in Forbes over the weekend! Thanks to the Members who talked to the author, Sarah McKinney.
"We're In This Together: Stories & Tips from Patients with Rare Diseases" can be found HERE.
Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.
People with a disability come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, sex and cultures - just as we all do. The only thing that separates a person with a disability is that, for one reason or another, they are unable to do certain things in the same way as the mainstream of society. They may require some form of adaptation or alteration to assist them to overcome the effect of their disability.
The good news couldn’t have come at a better time with Rare Disease Awareness Day just around the corner. Since forming 2007, Ben’s Friends has built 35+ online support communities serving more than 35,000 members and their families. Our goal is to…Continue
It may very well be the world's most necessary eyesore. A wheelchair ramp winding its way up to a home in the Scottish jurisdiction of West Dunbartonshire is, in the…Continue
We’re so proud to announce the release of the Ben’s Friends iPhone App!!!
Go to the App Store and download it now. To help others locate the app easier and enjoy online support, don't forget to give the app a 5-star rate review. Strong reviews like 5-star help bumps up Ben's Friends in the Apple's search result.
In the App, you can access all 35 support communities through the site and it’s perfect for staying in touch with your friends, info and support while on the go. In our beta tests, patient reported using it in doctor office waiting rooms and right after they were given a new diagnosis. The next feature in the App will be portable doctor reviews!
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Ben’s Friends Patient Communities is now officially a 501(c3) non-profit approved by the IRS as of February 9, 2014!
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