A Little More About Us: A Look Back at the Founding of PatientsLikeMe

Posted July 21st, 2011 by

“I got this call from my brother Stephen, and he said the news doesn’t look good. At that point, he’d been through enough processes to know what that meant – he had ALS. So I began this journey with my brother and my family…. We were thinking there had to be a way to make this about the patient. But it started like everyone else. You get that phone call, and your life changes.”Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder

Recently, we launched a new and improved About Us page that included a short video about our company history. Now, we’re pleased to unveil a longer, more in-depth video that allows you to hear our founding story from four PatientsLikeMe executives and learn what drew each of them to become a part of our groundbreaking concept.

Tune in below to hear where it all started and why, five years later, we’re committed to continuing the journey we’re all on – as a company, as patients and as family members of those affected by disease.

You can also watch this insightful piece (~15 minutes) in three smaller segments:  Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.


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  1. While asleep in the warm vegas weather I almost nightly am awakened by petite mal seizures as i experience a FEAR that tomorrow will not come I fight through the battle to overlook the easy way out and let give in to this terrible feeling but obviously the fear that I will not awaken from this uncertain future I get up walk to the fridge take a fresh grapefruit and cut 1/4 slice before i have completely ingested it I can feel the miraculous relief that I am back to NORMAL and have energy to boot. Any comments or other types of experiences like this? Works for me maybe if I took it B$ I went to bed I would not have this problem? I shall try it starting tonight and let you know..

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