Chris Carberg’s Story
Even limited time is precious when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Chris’s father, John, was a United States Marine Corps (USMC) veteran who passed away in 2018 following a year-long battle with service-related cancer. However, Chris spent that year caring for his father as his health declined. The extra months he spent with his father before he passed made a world of difference to the Carberg family.
“I knew that we would create this website after I walked out of my father’s hospice on the day that he passed. I saw a beautiful sunset and found myself so grateful for even the limited time we were given. I wanted to share that appreciation with others fighting similar battles and help restore a sense of hope in their lives.”
– Chris, Founder of Mesothelioma Hope
His experience walking through his father’s illness inspired him to create a website that focused on helping families maximize their time together and give them hope as they walk through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. Chris put together a team of talented and compassionate digital creators and multiple people with decades of experience helping patients with mesothelioma improve their quality of life. He loves being able to help people who are facing complex health challenges and give them hope and encouragement.
A History of Using Digital Communications to Raise Awareness
Beyond his work with MesotheliomaHope.com, Chris Carberg has been active in what he calls “Digital Health Advocacy” for over a decade. In 2016, he founded PostpartumDepression.org with his wife, Jenna, as an online resource about postpartum depression and mental health issues. From there, he launched EatingDisorderGuide.com, a haven for people battling different types of disordered eating, and then launched the flagship AddictionHelp.com, one of the fastest-growing behavioral health and recovery-centered websites as of 2023. Chris’s web properties having reached over 100,000,000 people in the past 10 years.
Chris Receives Recognition For His Long-Standing Advocacy
On September 9, 2023, Chris Carberg was awarded the Alan Reinstein Award at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) 2023 conference in Washington, D.C., hosted at ALF-CIO. Chris was honored to receive the recognition from Linda Reinstein, a mesothelioma widow who co-founded ADAO and is one of Chris’s greatest inspirations for how we can turn our challenges into life-saving initiatives.
Chris Carberg, Digital Health Advocate and Founder of Mesothelioma Hope receives the 2023 Alan Reinstein from Linda and Emily Reinstein of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
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Chris is motivated to come to work every day because of the courageous mesothelioma patients and their families. Getting to know them personally and seeing the impact of the work we do is what motivates him; he loves connecting people with our Patient Advocacy team and creating and distributing our free resources.
Chris also has a deep passion for telling the life stories of our users and helping to create a legacy for loved ones lost to mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.
Helping people access new treatments in development is one of Chris’s goals for 2024 and beyond. He researches medical journals to find new information to share with our community.
“We aim to point people toward solutions that lead to years of survival, but I believe that even a few extra months could feel like a lifetime. Every minute counts.”
In addition to being the founder of Mesothelioma Hope, Chris’s previous work and volunteer experience include:
- Former Co-Founder, Director of Operations and Communications, MesotheliomaGuide.com
- Founder of PostpartumDepression.org
- Founder of AddictionHelp.com
- Volunteer at First Baptist Church of Orlando
- Volunteer for Veterans Services in Orlando
- Volunteer for Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
Chris graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2006 with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and Mass Communications.
Chris spends most of his free time with his wife, Jenna, and their two precious children. He also enjoys photography, watching NFL football (New York Jets), and being an active church member. Chris is proud to spend other parts of his free time in the service of others, volunteering in various organizations and providing pro bono digital marketing support to underprivileged creators and entrepreneurs.