Five years since his legs went out from under him during a tennis doubles match, Mike Hart of Alexandria, VA, doesn’t know why he still struggles to walk and talk. Many scary possibilities have been ruled out, but the closest to diagnosis Mike has come, even after being examined at top medical institutions across the… Read More
It’s no secret – caregiving can be a tough job. On the days when you’re beyond stressed, you might feel completely alone. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In the United States, 43.5 million caregivers are currently helping their loved ones. As part of our Caregivers Up Close series, we asked wives, husbands, parents… Read More
Six months after Tanya Bailey’s throat cancer diagnosis, the St. Paul, MN, resident was done with treatment. Her chemo port and feeding tube were gone, she had an “all-clear” PET scan, and had returned to work and graduate-school studies. Life was good again. Of course, families who have been through serious health crises often have… Read More
To support those who have suddenly, or gradually, become caregivers, and to gently guide people who want to help, but aren’t sure how, loved ones doing double-duty as family caregivers talk about struggles they never imagined. And gifts received in equal measure. Learn more at www.CaringBridge.org/Caregiving and to see our series on Healing, visit www.CaringBridge.org/Healing.
Prayer is among the most ancient of human practices, and to this day billions of people believe in its power. Prayer transcends religions, denominations, sects and belief systems of all kinds. It is used in a multitude of ways: to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy,… Read More
We’ve all been in this situation before: A loved one is struggling with illness or grief, and we completely fumble for the right words to say, or possibly say nothing at all. It can be disorienting to watch someone you love go through hardship. No one wants to say anything that will make their pain… Read More