Sona Mehring, Founder

Sona Mehring, Founder and Chief Ambassador

Sona Mehring, Founder of CaringBridge

Nearly twenty years ago, Sona Mehring founded CaringBridge when her close friends, JoAnn and Darrin, had a premature baby named Brighid. As a computer programmer and website developer, Sona was inspired to create a website to quickly share the devastating news with their family and friends. The website allowed them to share their heartbreak and sorrow, and in return they received love and strength from loved ones far and wide. What started as an act of kindness for her friends the night their baby Brighid was born, turned into Sona's passion and the idea that became CaringBridge.

Read a Note from Sona Mehring about the Start of CaringBridge

Hear From Our Founder

As the founder of CaringBridge, Sona Mehring is frequently asked to speak on a variety of topics pertaining to Health Care, Caregiving, Technology and Women Leadership. As an author, speaker and community builder, Sona elevates the awareness and use of CaringBridge on a national scale by speaking about improving health outcomes through the power of social support. Below are Sona's bio and headshot for download, as well as a list of Sona's recent and upcoming presentations.

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Sona's Recent and Upcoming Presentations

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Hope Conquers All

Sona is the author of Hope Conquers All: Inspiring Stories of Love and Healing from CaringBridge. Her book 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.

Learn More About Sona's Book Hope Conquers All