I don't know how to begin to describe it, but it was like a huge group therapy session in the best possible way.
Here are some highlights There was head shaving Gary Vaynerchuk showed up and then tweeted this
Micah tweeted this
And Jeffery tweeted this
There was a lot said, and I lot of tears, but to sum it up, twitter really helped both Brian and Drew get through chemo. And twitter can help anyone going through chemo indirectly with a significant other or a loved one.
There was a ton of love in the room, you could literally feel it. One of my top experiences at SXSW.
(Reposted from my blog, Casa DeFrias, at the request of @ariajuliet) I spent the last six days in Austin, Texas, attending South by Southwest. There are three tracks (Interactive, Film and Music), and I attended the interactive one for work. The most impactful panel was a little publicized, intimate panel on the final day called "Twittering Thru Chemo - Survivors Unite" and was moderated by Drew Olanoff and Brian Simpson … more
Event Description:Two to three days a week for months chemo was lonely - twitter was there for me 24/7. No matter how sick I looked my tweets were all smiles. Social networks united me with the outside world! We are the greatest club you dont ask to be in. Twitter united us.7Tuesday, March 16 at 12:30 PM