Living With Fibromyalgia

is creating safe and supportive communities for rare disease patients

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BRONZE

$1
per month
Your monthly donation will help support
  • the operations of the 40+ online communities of Ben’s Friends
  • the growth of these existing communities so that more patients can benefit from them
  • the launch of new communities for rare and chronic diseases
By becoming a patron, you’re helping thousands of individuals all over the world affected by a rare disease or chronic condition.

Because of your donation, individuals who are otherwise alone in their journey can get access to an online community where they can receive emotional support from others like them and find information that could lead them to proper diagnosis and necessary treatment procedures.
  • General Support

SILVER

$3
per month
Your monthly donation will help support
  • the operations of the 40+ online communities of Ben’s Friends
  • the growth of these existing communities so that more patients can benefit from them
  • the launch of new communities for rare and chronic diseases
By becoming a patron, you’re helping thousands of individuals all over the world affected by a rare disease or chronic condition.

Because of your donation, individuals who are otherwise alone in their journey can get access to an online community where they can receive emotional support from others like them and find information that could lead them to proper diagnosis and necessary treatment procedures.
  • General Support

GOLD

$5
per month
Your monthly donation will help support
  • the operations of the 40+ online communities of Ben’s Friends
  • the growth of these existing communities so that more patients can benefit from them
  • the launch of new communities for rare and chronic diseases
By becoming a patron, you’re helping thousands of individuals all over the world affected by a rare disease or chronic condition.

Because of your donation, individuals who are otherwise alone in their journey can get access to an online community where they can receive emotional support from others like them and find information that could lead them to proper diagnosis and necessary treatment procedures.
  • General Support

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patron

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About

Why support our cause?

Since its founding, Ben’s Friends has always depended on donations from friends and family. Our strategy is to operate on a shoestring budget, covering expenses such as website hosting, maintenance and improvement, software subscriptions, and supplies.

We stay away from sources that could negatively affect the communities. For instance, pharma companies and research facilities have long been requesting to advertise in our communities but we resist this to ensure members’ freedom to post their opinions about any drug or treatment facility. (We do, however, only encourage people to publicly post positive reviews.)

We continually aim to launch new communities so that more people affected by rare and chronic illnesses can benefit from a safe and supportive community. This can be done through your help.

We always look for grants and donations, however, they come sporadically especially during these difficult times.

It is for this reason that we need to turn to some of you for voluntary donations as a patron of Ben's Friends.

Where will your donations go?

Ben’s Friends needs your support so that we can continue to help patients and their families.

If you become a patron, you would be supporting the operations and improvement of the 40-plus online communities of Ben’s Friends that help individuals suffering from rare diseases and chronic illnesses such as:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Chiari Malformations
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

We would like to emphasize that signing up as a patron is completely voluntary.

Our communities will remain free to use.

Patrons may also cancel their pledge anytime.

If you can provide support, please check out our giving levels and sign up as a patron. Remember to use your community screen name to ensure anonymity.

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