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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

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As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Muriel is realizing her life circumstances.

Keep beating cancer, laugh while I'm doing it (read all 19 entries…)
CancerCares Teleconferencing

CancerCares is a nonprofit organization that provides “free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.”

The wonderful thing about this group (which I just discovered today) are the counseling options they offer online and in teleconferences. Their teleconferences are amazing and I’m going to participate in my first one on May 15th. (They have some in their archives to listen to as mp3s or streaming on Windows Media.)

I think this is a magnificent idea. Not everyone can reach support groups in person, and some may not even feel their ready for that. Plus, what of those in rural areas that don’t have support groups at their beck and call?

I have been wanting to start something like a support group for young people with cancer. It’s rare for teens and 20-year-olds to be affected by cancer and so finding people like me can be difficult. I’m not really sure how I would start something like this, or where, but I want to at some point.

For now, CancerCare is here for everyone with live voices that you can hear instead of read on message boards. How awesome is that?


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