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Starbright World- Social Networking For Teens With Chronic Disease

By May 2, 2011

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Asthma is a serious medical condition that can make the struggle of being an teenager even harder. Siblings of patients with asthma sometimes don't know what to do or say and have feelings that can make supporting a brother or sister with asthma seem like a struggle. The Starlight Children's Foundation created Starbright World®, an online social network exclusively for sick teens and their siblings.

At the site, teens and their siblings can connect other asthma patients that are going through similar experiences. They can discuss issues related to their asthma and everyday life that might not get to normally get to discuss or feel like their regular friends will not understand because they do not have asthma. Teen's also get to express themselves through their personal profiles and share their favorite movies, music, and videos like other social networking sites. Additionally, their are also games members can play and compete with others such as Battleship, Connect Four, Mankala and single-player games such as Sandwich Shop and Gem Swap. Finally, you can share videos on the site just like you would on You Tube.

Have you or your child used this site? Please check it out and leave a comment here or in the forum and let us know what you think.

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