CLOUDCircles™ | Honoring Maureen

$25,075 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 33 months
"I love people. One of the people I love... more than any other... to the depths of my soul... is the love of my life. Maureen."

This past Wednesday morning, 7/5, while in New York, our daughters, Kyla (15), Katelyn (13), and I were at the Statue of Liberty to honor and remember Maureen. We sprinkled Maureen’s ashes at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

We had planned this for Saturday, 28 years ago to the day, July 2, where I asked Maureen to marry me. However, the NJ government shutdown moved all the ferry traffic to Liberty Island to NYC.  As the picture above makes clear, though, that was not to stand in Maureen's way... late Saturday evening as the storms cleared, this rainbow appeared looking south from our apartment. "Thin spaces." Heaven and earth pierced by this beautiful sight.

My work as an advocate in the fight with cancer and my work on CLOUD are born of my love for Maureen and my love for all who face the scourge of cancer. 

CLOUD - Consortium for Local Ownership and Use of Data - is an open source software effort to rethink our broken information system, broken far beyond healthcare. To find new answers not in the complexity of current approaches but the simplicity of a new vision, a new path forward.

We are raising funds to build out the CLOUD organization, file for non-profit 501(c)(6) status, and build our momentum, ahead of larger commitments from industry, foundations and other organizations. Our innovation circles are named in honor of an individual when they reach $25K.  We have reached that goal, however, this Friday, July 14, marks our wedding anniversary. To honor the 28th anniversary of my proposal, I'd love to see us reach $28K before I close this GoFundMe.

Together, we can advance this future for not only healthcare and the fight with cancer, but also transform privacy, security, identity and data across all aspects of our digital lives in the process, honoring Maureen and many others in the process.

We have assembled a world-class team and global partners that we will announce over the next several months. Join us on the journey with your contribution. Thank you.
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Thank you. Because of each of you and your support, CLOUD was able to reach a pivotal point in its journey with our announcement yesterday of our intentions to acquire Thrive Technologies in our move to open-source access to health data. Thrive's founder has the same vision as CLOUD's which makes this combination even more meaningful. We are finalizing specific details of our combination.

CLOUD’s open-source vision for creating a new paradigm for privacy, security, identity and data on the Internet was born of my love for Maureen and her 11 year on-and-off battle with breast cancer. I saw firsthand the challenges with our paper-based approach to digital solutions. Thrive shares this open-source vision with its “Mint-like” tools to provide access to health information. “CLOUD re-imagines health information as decentralized, self-validating, and patient controlled. It addresses many of the most challenging aspects of healthcare record management, including security, interoperability, and permission-based sharing,” said Ron Green, founder and CEO of Thrive Technologies.

Details here:

http://cloudinc.org/wp/cloud-to-acquire-thrive-technologies-in-move-to-open-source-access-to-health-data/
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Raised by 98 people in 33 months
Created December 17, 2015
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Rick Wilkinson
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Congratulations Gary! Circle completed. Maureen is a lucky girl. Your love shows and wins everyday.

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