Bright Beacon was founded in 2008 by the Moore and Blankson families while Matt Moore and Kwabena Blankson were in pediatric training. Matt developed the concept for Bright Beacon several years ago while in medical school. He saw the need for a forum where families of children with medical needs could productively meet to socialize, strategize, and ultimately build community. The Moore and Blankson families have taken their passion for children with medical needs and created the Bright Beacon social network. Their vision? To provide a safe haven for parents of children with medical needs to meet, discuss their children, their children's medical needs, and perhaps even their own personal stories: their victories, defeats, joys, and sorrows. Bright Beacon provides an array of networking possibilities: blogs, marketplace, photos, group activities... What might Bright Beacon look like someday? Kwabena Blankson explains, "Wouldn't it be amazing to use Bright Beacon to find a child, just like yours, living in your neighborhood or city? And to be able to network with that child's family, develop a relationship, take a vacation with them, or take turns watching each other's children for a date night or a short vacation?" The possibilities are endless. Bright Beacon will be what the users make of it. This website is dedicated to helping parents and children. For the parents who long for their children to network with other children with similar medical needs, welcome home. Welcome to Bright Beacon.
About Bright Beacon
What is Bright Beacon?
Bright Beacon exists to provide a safe haven for parents of children with medical needs to meet, discuss their children, their children's medical needs, and perhaps even their own personal stories: their victories, defeats, joys and sorrows.
Whether your child has autism or asthma, ADHD or cancer, we know that you need as much support, information, and resources as you can get. We encourage you to explore the numerous resources our site has to offer, to participate in the forum, or to join a group. We hope you will make these pages your own, and share the word that there is a new beacon of hope for kids in your community!
To see a video walk-through of the registration process, click here.