Hope Conquers All: Inspiring Stories of Love and Healing from CaringBridge


In 1997, Sona Mehring created the first CaringBridge website when a close friend endured a life-threatening pregnancy. CaringBridge is now the leading website for rallying support during a health journey – one in nine people in the U.S. have used CaringBridge. Through CaringBridge, Mehring has witnessed thousands of stories of hope and connection among people struggling with stroke, cancer, and other life-changing conditions. Hope Conquers All shares some of her most touching stories.

Hope Conquers All contains stories from people of all ages and backgrounds. The adversities they face vary greatly, from children with cancer, to adults requiring life-saving transplants, to victims of horrific accidents, but their stories are unified—hope does conquer all.

And CaringBridge is a place where hope grows. It’s a website that helps people reach out and stay in touch through moments of great need. It inspires them and instills hope; it helps foster and encourage much-needed emotional connection. These intimate personal stories, which reveal the underlying spiritual presence that connects us all, will encourage people to create channels of love and support in their own lives.


“There is an old saying in medicine: ‘The secret of patient care is in caring for the patient.’ That’s a way of saying that love and compassion help people heal. This is what CaringBridge stands for, and it’s what makes our world a better, kinder place.”

Larry Dossey, MD, author of the Healing Words and Prayer Is Good Medicine

“The stories in this book will give you a glimpse into someone else’s life and make you thankful for each and every day.”

Heather Sharp, author of Why Did I Survive?

“[A] powerful vision that has become one of the biggest, most powerful forces of good in the cancer world today! Amazing person, awesome vision, and beautiful story! Thank you Sona for all you do!!”

Jonny Imerman, founder of Imerman Angels

“I connected immediately with Hope Conquers All because of my daughter’s leukemia diagnosis at age twelve. This collection of stories would be a great gift to someone in a situation where health issues are overwhelming.”

Karla Blackwood, CaringBridge user and one of "The Girls from Ames"