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23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:56 pm
by hill dweller
Anne Wojcicki is the kind of friend you want in your corner. She twitter-shamed Stanford into waiving a huge deposit from a critically ill, uninsured friend, and twitter-shamed the timely transfer of his medical records. She called 911 to get care for a grandmother in hospice. Says she learned it from her mother (a locally famous high school teacher):
When they were growing up, Anne said her medical chart had an asterisk, warning doctors about Esther. “This mother can be a bit difficult to deal with,” it said.

“It was a point of family pride,” she laughs. “We learned not to be afraid to demand the care we needed.”


Go Anne!

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/05/dying-friend-of-anne-wojcicki-gets-help-from-stanford-after-the-23andme-founder-shamed-the-medical-center/

Re: 23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:48 am
by TheBrain
What a story! I surely have an asterisk in my medical chart at various providers I’ve seen over the years.

Re: 23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:01 pm
by Kenny4/4
I like Anne Wojcicki. She fights the good fight. Thanks to the company she co-founded and is CEO of I know of my 4/4 status and my daughters know that they carry one and possibly 2 apoe4 alleles. We can hopefully mitigate our risks with lifestyle changes.

Thanks Anne!

Re: 23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 am
by apod
This was a good interview released a few days ago:



"How far away are we from someone being able to spit in a tube and you telling them like, Here's what you need to have a good shot at living to 100." "That's one of the things that's most exciting, like what we can do by having a community of people who are all engaged... Success for me is at the end of this decade, I will tell you what to do... give me another few years." "That's pretty exciting." "I'm on it... I'm on it Sam."

Re: 23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:11 am
by Novell
hill dweller wrote:Anne Wojcicki is the kind of friend you want in your corner. She twitter-shamed Stanford into waiving a huge deposit from a critically ill, uninsured friend, and twitter-shamed the timely transfer of his medical records. She called 911 to get care for a grandmother in hospice. Says she learned it from her mother (a locally famous high school teacher):
When they were growing up, Anne said her medical chart had an asterisk, warning doctors about Esther. “This mother can be a bit difficult to deal with,” it said.

“It was a point of family pride,” she laughs. “We learned not to be afraid to demand the care we needed.”


Go Anne!

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/05/dying-friend-of-anne-wojcicki-gets-help-from-stanford-after-the-23andme-founder-shamedcodesthe-medical-center/


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Re: 23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 pm
by ccfield
Hello and Welcome Novell!

We are glad you are here! If you are so inclined, you can post your story in the Our Stories forum. We'd love to know more about you.

Also, if you've not yet read the Primer, it's quite extensive in its information on ApoE4. It was written by physician member Stavia who continues to update it with new information so I highly recommend it.

There is also a Search function at the top of the page if you would like to search for a topic that may have already been discussed in the forums.

We are glad you are here and if you have any questions, please feel free to private message me or start a new thread in one of the forums.

Welcome!

- Carrie B

Re: 23andMe founder: "Good health care comes to those who complain"

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:55 pm
by Sara
Reminds me of the line from a Disney tune.... You sang so loud you should be proud! :D