Greg Pierce-WhatNext

Patient Leader

I am a 3-time survivor of cancer, one stroke, and a basketful life-altering side effects. With a background in insurance sales from 1980 to 1988, a positive mental attitude has helped me through these issues. At WhatNext we strive to help those who are diagnosed with cancer by helping them connect with others on a similar path as them allowing them to ask questions, get answers, compare treatment plans, share the milestones achieved along the way, and get support when they need a shoulder to lean on. Our community members can research a proposed treatment plan, ask others about their personal experiences with it, and even get advice on their next move. We have resource pages where they can find help with financial issues. Our Pinboard is a place where members can post pictures of themselves either going through treatment, ringing the bell, or on certain milestones. We also have a Video page where we help those who want to share their inspiring cancer story. By recording a series of short videos describing their ups and downs, they will inspire thousands. As the Community Mgr./Social Media Mgr. for WhatNext, and being a 3 time survivor, my job is to inspire, encourage, educate, and support our members along their journey. There are lots of survivors just like me available to help those needing a hand to lift them up, or a shoulder to lean on while in the middle of the worst period of time in their life. Join us at WhatNext, you don't have to face cancer alone!

Location

Puryear, TN

Nominations

Advocating for Another Best in Show: Community Patient Leader Hero Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Best Kept Secret

Finalist

Best in Show: Community

Greg moderates WhatNext, a site that is for survivors of all sorts of cancers as well as their caregivers. It is an active community where people who have questions or are scared or feel alone or just want to talk to others who have been there done that gather. Greg is a three-time cancer survivor himself, so he definitely has been there done that.

WhatNext.com is the internet's leading source of first-hand cancer experiences. By allowing patients, caregivers, survivors, and their families a place to connect with others on a similar journey. Ask questions, compare journeys, get support, inspiration, motivation, and education about their particular type of cancer.

Diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer from colonoscopy at 50 with no symptoms, I was scared. When I started chemo, I needed help in understanding the side effects of chemo and this place is the best for getting answers from real patients and survivors and people like GregP_WN who has been there, done that. He is a positive force in this community.  — Michele

He is a wonderful site manager who makes all members feel welcome and truly cares about the population he tends to.  — Carmi

I was dx with stage IV lng cancer in Nov of 2017 no hope of curing i was shocked scared and afraid this cant be happing I have kids that are grown and a wife and 2 grandbaby's and one on its way no this cant happen I went to the internet to look for answers and I found Greg site and have been blessed with finding answers to my Questions

All of the above and beyond. He's always there for you in all ways. He brings out a lot of interesting things in photos and sayings. and some are funny. As much as he been through himself,he's been an inspiration to us all.  — Pauline

For everything he's been through hinself,he's an inspiration to us.And all the above.  — Pauline

Greg Pierce-WhatNext

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