This is the most amazing thing I have heard of in a while, and I wanted to share it because the more people that know about it, the more hope there is; the more minds that think about this (in any way) the more something beautiful can result:

From the TED blog: ”

“I have a brain cancer.”

Data artist and TED Fellow Salvatore Iaconesi posted these words this morning, along with a video of himself speaking. With his long ponytail reduced to a scruffy mohawk, he shares this story:

Yesterday I went to get my digital medical records: I have to show them to many doctors.

Sadly they were in a closed, proprietary format and, thus, I could not open them using my computer, or send them in this format to all the people who could have saved my life.

I cracked them.

I opened them and converted the contents into open formats, so that I could share them with everyone”

Salvatore is sharing his medical records hoping to inspire you, in his words:

“There are cures for the body, for spirit, for communication.

Grab the information about my disease, if you want, and give me a CURE: create a video, an artwork, a map, a text, a poem, a game, or try to find a solution for my health problem.

Artists, designers, hackers, scientists, doctors, photographers, videomakers, musicians, writers. Anyone can give me a CURE.”

Let’s do this – Let’s send him art and love and cures – I’m in.

Find out more on his website – and please don’t just read this, and think it’s cool. Help – in any way you can.