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.

Dr. Matt Dudley, acute myeloid leukemia survivor

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

Mary shares her husband Jeff's journey with pancreatic cancer.

Jeff and Mary’s Story: Lives of Purpose

“I didn’t let cancer destroy me and we didn’t let cancer destroy our family. In some way he is living through this new life.” – Mary A Journey Based in Love Mary is full of life. She’s vivacious, spunky and some would even say feisty. But this story is not just about Mary – it’s… Read More

How I survive my chronic illness, a guest post by Chanel White, CaringBridge website author

How I Survive My Chronic Illness

Chronic illness has humbled me in this way; it has shown me that needing support from loved ones, and sometimes even total strangers, is not a sign of weakness, but one of strength. A Sign of Strength I have always been an independent woman. Even at a young age I insisted on completing tasks on… Read More


Confronting Breast Cancer: It Takes a Village

“This unbelievably difficult journey has been a reminder that life truly is short, to value each day and to cherish the important people in my life.” – Sara Schulz I am a breast cancer patient and survivor. When I was diagnosed with stage-3 triple negative breast cancer in November 2011, my family and my “village”… Read More


Seasonal Affective Disorder: Bringing Light to a Darkness Disorder

Do you find yourself struggling with depression year after year when the winter months hit? Or do you feel agitated and restless every summer? For you the “winter blues” and/or “summer angst” may feel unmanageable, sending your emotional and physical health into a tailspin during specific seasonal months. If this describes you, then you may… Read More

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Type 1 Diabetes and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

CaringBridge has always been a resource for those experiencing a challenging pregnancy. In her own words, Carly shares her story of being pregnant and managing Type 1 Diabetes. Terrified of Pregnancy Growing up with Type 1 diabetes didn’t slow me down. While at times it was a nuisance, I never let it take control of… Read More

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