The support of friends and family have been known to help individuals with an illness, disease or injury recover faster than individuals who do not have a strong support network around them.
There have been research case studies in fact, that show that individuals who had suffered from diseases such as cancer, lived longer with the strong network of friends and family as they were able to lean on their network for much needed support throughout the process. It also shows that having a strong network around you, means you have more of a reason to push through the challenges and more of a willingness to live.
At PeoplePledge, we value the importance of family and friends, so much so that we have created a website that allows families to reach out to their networks for support. We make it easy for friends and family to give support not only through financial means, but also through being able to give words of encouragement.