Inspired by one of MedGift’s founders Diem Brown’s personal fight to overcome ovarian cancer, not once, but twice. Diem felt isolated, alone and overwhelmed during much of her first battle with ovarian cancer trying to juggle her fight with her day-to-day life. At the same time she saw the helpless questioning eyes of “How Can I Help?”, from her friends and family.
Realizing there is often a gap between those who want to help and those who need help, MedGift was created. MedGift gives the power back to those facing health related hardships or needs and brings awareness to friends, families and peer groups that want to help but just don’t know how.
MedGift takes the guesswork out of how one can help. Through our MedGift support page, the person experiencing a health related hardship or need can list their Financial, Physical and Emotional needs allowing friends and family to select the areas they can help them with, including those listed in a personalized “registry”.
MedGift works like a bridal registry, just on a different milestone of life, which is why you will see a “registry” tab on our MedGift support page as we wanted to create a home that celebrates the fight of those who struggle!
Give or receive Financial Support with our fundraising tools. You can simply add a goal amount and watch your thermometer rise as you get closer to your financial goal and/or you can create a “wish list” of items you need financial help with through our “Support Registry” tool.
Give or receive physical help through our Care Calendar, which allows you to coordinate and organize daily, weekly and monthly tasks from transportation, pet sitting. and lawn care to visiting hours, movie nights and meals etc.
Give or receive emotional support through our Support Wall, which allows the organizer of the support page to give updates on progress with entries, pictures or videos. Our wall feature also allows friends and family to leave notes, love or words of encouragement.
MedGift Advocacy Services, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization, classified as a public charity and is registered in the State of Georgia under EIN 81-4017965.
When people donate to your page, it goes directly into your WePay account. Watch as your thermometer raises and you get closer to your goal!
You can tell people your story and keep them updated on your progress. Through our support wall friends and family can send you notes and words of encouragement.
Feel overwhelmed with “to-do lists?” share your calendar online and ask for help with daily items from transportation, yard work, house cleaning, baby/pet sitting etc. List any daily, weekly or monthly item you may need help with. It’s a great tool to visualize what you need to get done and who is able to help lessen your “to-do list.”
This is one of our favorite features! The registry allows people to see exactly what you need help with in a visual way. From monetary needs for wigs, prescriptions, therapy, utilities etc. to action-based needs like babysitting or transportation from the hospital, the registry makes it easy to share what you need help with in a visual, interactive way.
We recommend everyone with a MedGift Support page verify it through Facebook. Connecting through your Facebook page builds trust and helps verify who you are to guests visiting your MedGift support page. Even if you are a private page, this really does help build trust, but for public pages, you can only be listed in our search directory if you have verified your support page through Facebook. It’s so easy and takes two seconds! ;)
You can invite people to join your support community. You can also use your support page link and share it with various social media sites. We help you organize your support community so it becomes easier to engage them and let them know what sorts of help you may need.
People can create a MedGift Support page for themselves or if you want to help a friend going through a hardship you can set up a MedGift Support Page for them! If you are an organizer, this is where your name and Facebook picture will be shown.