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Houston Public Media

Sona Mehring was working in internet technology when close friends had a premature baby in 1997. They asked her to keep family and friends updated on their daughter’s condition, so Mehring created a website.

July 7, 2016

Minnesota Good Age Magazine

It feels like yesterday that I was shuttling my three boys in a mini-van bursting with school backpacks and the chlorine-scent of wet towels, with my mom, Bonnie, riding shotgun. Sometimes, the dog, too.

June 28, 2016

Minnesota Good Age Magazine

In 1998, my mother, Bonnie, was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, and in 2001 she was stricken with liver cancer.

June 28, 2016

Emerging Prairie

Sona Mehring has long recognized the power of connecting through technology.

Before Google, before Facebook, she developed social network CaringBridge based on that ability — to “connect the hearts behind the keyboards,” as she says.

May 13, 2016

KMSP-TV FOX 9 News at 9

Next month the website that offers hope on a hard drive to millions of people across the planet turns 19 years old.

The site, CaringBridge, began in the Twin Cities by a woman who helped her friends get through a medical crisis.

May 1, 2016

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Magazine

Ojala spent much of her career in e-commerce leadership roles at big retailers, food distributors and startups before jumping into the nonprofit world.

April 29, 2016