Mom With Lyme Builds Personal Health App
Wisen Founder Lindsay Pera uses her experience with chronic illness to design an App to help others with disease.
San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2013
Fifty percent of the adult population in America has a chronic illness, and that number is growing. For over ten years, Lindsay Pera struggled with undiagnosed Lyme Disease. The downward spiral of her health forced her to leave her job in the high-paced San Francisco corporate world and move to a rural family homestead on California’s Central Coast and a lifestyle that she hoped would support healing. But nothing worked. Her health continued to deteriorate, and no one seemed to be able to get to the bottom of her problems. At her worst, she was unable to even care for her child, and spent what little energy she had navigating from one doctor to the next in search of answers.
Tired of feeling her way in the dark, Lindsay applied a key strategy for dealing with any chronic illness: tracking the aspects of her life that impacted her overall health.
Now largely recovered, Lindsay has made it her mission to bring the tracking tool that she wanted during her own struggle with chronic illness to others. The web-based application, Chronic Wellness Tracker (http://chronicwellnesstools.com/chronic-tracker/), helps people with a chronic illness create a map of their personal health. It gives them the ability to chart — and correlate — the progress of their health, the effectiveness of their treatments, the impacts of their lifestyle, and the severity of their symptoms over time.
Chronic Wellness Tracker empowers people to take control, helps people understand their experience of illness, and provides information that improves the quality of their care — while saving them time, energy and money.
Now Lindsay has launched a crowdfunder on Indiegogo (http://igg.me/at/chronicwellnessmobile/x/4986899) to support development of a mobile companion App for Chronic Wellness Tracker.
What people are saying about Chronic Wellness Tracker:
“Thanks for providing this tool and using your gifts to help others.”
“This tool is brilliant. It has helped me so much in keeping track of my health.”
“Chronic Wellness Tracker helps me provide better care. I can see how my patients are responding on a daily basis.”
For full details, including video and pictures, visit the campaign at http://igg.me/at/chronicwellnessmobile/x/4986899.
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