History of CaringBridge
In 1997, our founder, Sona Mehring, had the idea for CaringBridge when she needed to keep everyone updated when college friends JoAnn Hardegger and Darrin Swanson were going through a difficult pregnancy. Instead of making dozens of emotional and time-consuming phone calls, Sona created a website. CaringBridge launched on June 7, 1997, the day of Baby Brighid’s birth. Although her life was short, just 9 days, Brighid’s legacy lives through CaringBridge.