About BEWe are developing a new online 3D environment for young people fighting cancer to meet and learn together and from each other.
- "The pain and isolation of dealing with a cancer diagnosis are challenging emotional experiences for adults. Now imagine getting that diagnosis as an adolescent." -- from Stanford School of Medicine's Scope piece on BE
Category Archives: young people with cancer
You may recall that we ran a competition to add to our collection of avatars a while back. Well, I’m happy to say that this great event gave us not one but four new avatars! I thought you all might … Continue reading
Submissions are up for the avatar design competition the team at OurBricks are running for the BE community. There are some great entries to choose from. Let us know your favorite(s) by hitting those Like buttons at the competition website. Stay … Continue reading
After having spent several months in Denmark establishing contact to clinical partners and young cancer patients and initiating the first pilot-testing of the BE community, Mette is heading back to the U.S. next week to present the first preliminary, qualitative … Continue reading
Today the first two young patients tried out navigating and chatting in the BE community! It’s an important milestone for our work. We have a lot to learn from the young patients and how the see the community. Their ideas … Continue reading
Today we got our approval from National Danish Data Protection Agency to start pilot testing the BE community with young cancer patients at major oncology wards at two Danish hospitals. This great news is bringing us closer to building the … Continue reading
If the BE community will with time be able to alleviate just a small bit of this suffering, we’ve been successful: ‘Too Young for Cancer’ and Demanding Action – WSJ.com.
One of the things we discuss a lot in this project is how to make the most of 3D. The spatial and sensory experience of 3D spaces gives an experience of presence and immediacy that impacts the experience of interaction … Continue reading
Teenagers and young adults with cancer have unique needs to be met. Learn more from this international charter and help ensure their right to age-appropriate support and access to quality cancer care. Please help preserve their potential! International Charter of … Continue reading