theStatus.com was created when Mark Pearson, the company founder, set up a web site for his sister-in-law after she was hospitalized. Mark created the page because 'Mary' needed a way to communicate with friends and relatives without burdening herself or her close family. It became the main source of information, allowing Mary to spend less time responding to inquiries and more time recovering. Family and friends could get the latest update on her condition, see pictures of her, and get important contact information. The response was phenomenal.I don't have any links handy, but similar products exist for marriages.
When Mark began receiving requests from friends to set up pages for other people, he decided to create easy-to-use templates so patients could create their own.
Now, with babyStatus.com, expecting parents can create web pages to keep family and friends updated on a pregnancy as well as show their new baby!
As theStatus.com grows, we are committed to providing users with simple, easy-to-use tools for creating personal web pages.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
In looking up Carol Treadwell (mentioned below) I heard about a Web product called theStatus.com: