Conditions

CaringBridge is a place for family and friends to rally around someone after a diagnosis, illness, injury, premature birth … any health crisis. While we don’t keep an A-to-Z directory of diseases and conditions, we share stories and articles of real people, and we honor how they choose to share medical details of their health journeys.

Katie and Mike with their son Will
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Family Makes Own Path After Childhood Cancer

Katie and Mike with their son, Will, a childhood cancer survivor After your child has had cancer, thinking about the bigger picture is hard. It puts you in a different state of mind. I have to keep myself from going down scary paths. But then I look at my son, Will, doing typical, 3-year-old things…. Read More

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Jacobs Family
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Mom of Cancer Survivor is ‘Grateful to Give Back’

CaringBridge user Karen and her husband Matt with their children Kate (cancer survivor) and Ryan With 9 years now passed since my baby daughter finished active treatment for stage IV neuroblastoma, I don’t think about cancer every day anymore. I am probably down to a few days a year. Maybe, eventually, it will become only… Read More

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Stroke survivor Christine and her husband Loren
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Family Defines the New ‘Normal’ After Stroke

Stroke survivor and CaringBridge user Christine and her husband Loren Two years after a shower emboli stroke left her in a non-responsive state for 10 days, followed by two months at three different hospitals, Christine Richards’ health journey continues. She speaks with what she calls a “stroke accent,” and her grammar and penmanship fall short… Read More

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Gavin Pierson recuperates after surgery to stop "Joe Bully," the Intracranial Growing Teratoma Syndrome,growing in his brain.
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Strong and Brave: One Child's Fight with Cancer

As I was about to watch my five-year-old undergo chemotherapy, I had a vivid dream that calmed the fear of the unknown. In my dream, Gavin’s neurosurgeon stoically walked out of surgery, telling us confidently, “I got all of the tumor.” This dream, although it would not be realized as I’d hoped, helped each time… Read More

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Bob, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor
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How Bob Survived Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Bob Kaufman wasn’t used to a slow-paced life. Once a producer on the nationally televised CBS: This Morning, he’s now the chief communications officer for the state of Texas Department of Transportation. He also ran marathons, played lacrosse, golf and more. “Physical fitness is in my DNA,” he says. But in 2009, he started to… Read More

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Dr. Matt Dudley, acute myeloid leukemia survivor
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Online Support System Gets Doctor Through His Cancer Journey

“Through CaringBridge, I’ve learned that the ability to communicate with others is crucial when battling a grave illness or disease. People’s support has been vital to getting through what I’ve gone through.” – Dr. Matt Dudley As a physician undergoing cancer treatments far from home, Dr. Matt Dudley relied on the love of family and… Read More

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