Meet Your Moderators: Will Jones
Welcome to the Heart-Failure.net Meet Your Moderators series! These articles are intended to help our community members better know the people who moderate on our various channels. Heart failure plays a different role in each of our moderators' lives, but our community serves as a place for all to connect and share with one another.
We are beyond grateful for the work these individuals put in to help make this the dynamic and supportive community that it is. We hope you enjoy reading their responses to our questions and learning a bit more about what drives them to help!
Interview with Will
What role does heart failure play in your life?
I have coronary artery disease. Since my treatment, including stents and medication, for blocked arteries and one heart attack, my symptoms have been under control and I have lived a normal lifestyle, with an extra focus on exercise and a healthy diet.
Why did you decide to become a moderator for Heart-Failure.net?
I am also a moderator for Prostatecancer.net, which preceded Heart-Failure.net. I saw an opportunity to provide the same kind of service, based on experience, insight, and a desire to help others that I provide for PC.net. I enjoy being part of a proactive health-related community.
What's been your favorite part of being a moderator for Heart-Failure.net?
It gives me an opportunity to engage with people who share their experiences trusting that the motives of those who respond are altruistic. It's so rare to have a platform where one stranger can trust another. There's a lot of love in what we do.
What has your support system been like throughout your journey as a patient or caregiver?
My support has been my family, friends, and cardiologist. I've always felt supported.
Anything else you want to share with our Heart-Failure.net community members?
It's a great community, a model for how people should interact with others in a positive, supportive, and loving way.
Contribution to Heart-Failure.net
Will has been contributing to our community for over a year. Here are a few of the articles he has shared with us:
Coronary Artery Disease, Part I: We Have a Problem
Coronary Artery Disease, Part II: You’ve Had a Heart Attack, Mr. Jones
Medication and Heart Failure
Monitoring My Heart Condition
Trust…Connecting the Dots
To read all of Will's articles and hear about his health challenges like coronary artery disease, click here.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank YOU, the person reading this. While we no doubt have an amazing team here at Heart-Failure.net, it's your consistent presence and engagement that keep the momentum going. Without you, there wouldn't be much to moderate and we surely wouldn't learn as much as we do. Thank you!
As always, we'd love to hear from you. What brings you to our community? What has your heart failure journey looked like? Feel free to share with us by posting on our site's stories and forums sections.
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