We're just 24 hours into the ICU StoryWeb crowdfunding campaign, and we've hit the 20% mark, raising $1,000 of our $5,000 goal!
You, ICU StoryWeb's supporters, are making this happen. Together, we are revolutionizing the conversation about end-of-life care. Because of your support, families will feel empowered to share their unique stories about making a decision to limit life support for a loved one in the ICU. Sharing these stories can help families heal and feel less alone. Meanwhile, the medical community can learn from each story and find ways to improve patient care and communication.
We need your help to keep this momentum going. Share this campaign with your family, your friends, and your colleagues, and encourage them to share, as well. Use our sample Facebook and Twitter posts to share ICU StoryWeb with your networks. Send some emails using our email template.
Let's make this campaign a success! Together we can make it happen!
The decision to limit life support for a loved one in the ICU is difficult. It’s also more common than you may think. Donate to @ICUStoryWeb and be part of a national revolution to change the conversation about end-of-life care. https://pitt.scalefunder.com/icustoryweb
Listen to stories. Share yours. Connect with resources. Check out @ICUStoryWeb and consider donating today. https://pitt.scalefunder.com/icustoryweb
Individuals who make the difficult decision to limit life support for a loved one in the ICU are likely to experience negative mental health outcomes. Storytelling after a traumatic event has shown to improve those outcomes. Donate to @ICUStoryWeb and help bereaved ICU families make meaning of their experience. https://pitt.scalefunder.com/icustoryweb
Share your story & heal together after the loss of a loved one in an ICU. Check out @ICUStoryWeb and donate today: https://pitt.scalefunder.com/icustoryweb
@ICUStoryWeb is on to something big. Check it out and donate today: https://pitt.scalefunder.com/icustoryweb
You can be part of the national #revolution to change the #conversation about #EOL care. https://pitt.scalefunder.com/icustoryweb
I am supporting a University of Pittsburgh-based project called ICU StoryWeb. ICU StoryWeb helps people make meaning after the death of a loved one in the ICU by providing a digital platform to listen to other people’s stories, share their own story, and connect with helpful community resources, such as grief support groups and tools for advance care planning. It is a place where people can have their grief normalized and validated, important steps in the grief process. ICU StoryWeb is the first tool developed specifically for bereaved ICU families immediately following the death of a loved one. You can view a beta version of their website here.
ICU StoryWeb is one of the first research projects at Pitt to explore the use of crowdfunding in research. The funds raised during the campaign will go toward collecting additional stories, editing by a professional producer, user testing and refinement of the website, and the cost of incorporation as a non-profit organization. The crowdfunding campaign begins Tuesday, May 26th and runs through Monday, July 20th. I hope you will consider joining me in support of this project and donate today.