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.

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One Writer’s Incredible Story of Hope, Beauty, and Glioblastoma

Caroline Wright with her sons, Henry and Theodore. Photos courtesy of Adair Rutledge. The thing about terminal cancer is that sometimes you don’t feel sick. “I feel, weirdly, completely healthy,” Caroline Wright of Seattle said, 6 months after receiving a diagnosis of glioblastoma, a very aggressive brain cancer, in February 2017. Feeling Strangely Fine “It’s… Read More

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stroke-related aphasia
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Life After Stroke: 3 Ways to Keep Aphasia From Getting in the Way of Good Conversation

Three years after experiencing a shower emboli stroke, CaringBridge author Christine Richards of Wyoming said she still speaks with a “stroke accent.” Chris is living with aphasia, an effect of stroke that can make communication challenging for those on the speaking and listening sides of a conversation. “Aphasia didn’t make me not intelligent,” Chris said…. 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 Three 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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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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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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