Tyler has a brain tumor, Ruth Z. texted to a friend right after her eight-year-old’s diagnosis. She realized then that “telling everyone was going to feel like dropping bombs in peoples’ laps” – dramatic, difficult, and repetitive. Then she discovered CaringBridge.
'What a Load Off My Shoulders'
Ruth quickly saw that a CaringBridge Site – with its Journal, Guestbook, and other secure ways to share news with family and friends – was a superior way to communicate. “I didn’t like flooding Facebook with our trials,” she says. “but I didn’t plan on calling everyone, either.”
Truly a Gift
Right after Tyler’s surgery, Ruth and husband Mike checked their CaringBridge Site every hour. “Opening the Guestbook to find love, encouragement, humor and support was truly a gift,” she says.
Other helpful onsite features: the Planner shows “to-do” tasks like meal sign-up and other resources that inspire caregiver support.