Who is behind this?

Siarhei Bartalevich

Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Let us help each other in the life-long battle with scoliosis.

Why does Europe need your idea?

The European medicine could not find a solution to the problem. You have only one clinic in Germany.
I have had this diagnosis for 7 years and my curvature increased only by 2 degrees; this is a brilliant result because I know what to do. I have spent a lot of time in rehabilitation centers and learnt hundreds of exercises.
In addition, during the summer school in the UK and Poland, I met some Europeans with scoliosis who were doing prohibited activities: lifting weights, bending over or running. This shows that the European medicine does not warn its patients about the possible aftermath and you will get a new generation of physically impaired people who will be considered as a financial burden. It is easier to inform people rather than perfomring surgery.

What is your impact?

In a year’s time he web portal will have at least five hundred unique visitors a day, consulting with their peers on a daily basis concerning their progress or mistakes. The ability to share your worries and the feeling of compassion are by far the most important in a patient’s life, for scoliosis affects your psychological condition dramatically as well. I am going to persevere for the whole period of time due to my scoliosis which makes me socially awkward in the eyes of my colleagues and even relatives.

How do you get there?

The inception of the project will be immediate, because I have been planning to do so many years ago, especially when I had to face the problem by myself. I currently study HTML and CSS in order to create my project. The nub of my idea is to create a unique web portal which will help patients and share both their worries and experience. In the real life, people are embarrassed to talk about their physical inabilities and scoliosis in most cases could not be noticed under the clothes.
I plan to use various techniques to advertise my project and I have working experience in marketing as well, promoting and advancing web sites.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 480,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 950,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

People are more likely to share their experience on the Internet rather than in the real life. I would like to learn all the hindrances they have to face and learn both from their success stories and failures and publish them online for the visitors of the web site.



Idea created on March 15, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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