About Kate Brigham
Every so often you’re lucky enough to get a chance to work
on something really meaningful and rewarding with an amazing group of people.
That’s been my experience working at PatientsLikeMe and I’m so glad to be a
part of this team. I’ve been able to take on variety of roles here since I
started, but they’ve all been focused on trying to create the best possible
experience for the people who use our site.
When I discovered PatientsLikeMe, it was a few years after
the birth of my first daughter and I don’t think I could have gotten through
that experience without the advice, support, and sense of humor (!!) shared by
the other mothers I knew who’d come before me. The idea of working on
something that would help other people connect with, learn from and support those
who shared their experiences just made sense – it was something I’d
benefited from myself and seen the value of first hand.
Over the years, I’ve had a chance to speak with many of our members
and even meet some of you in person. You are an amazing and inspiring bunch.
Thank you for all that you’ve shared and all that you’ve taught me. Continually
listening to your stories and understanding your needs, challenges and
successes, and then figuring out how to translate those into tools, information
and resources that support you in living better is at the heart of what my team
does. Please continue to let us know when we’re hitting the mark, or when we’re
missing it. Your input is invaluable and we couldn’t do what we do without your
contributions. Thank you!
Recently, all of this hit even closer to home for me. My dad was diagnosed with ALS in March 2017. Now I'm trying to help him learn from all that I've learned from you all.