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Hammond Family
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'A Miracle in Front of Us Every Day'

When her parents ask Olivia Hammond of Bryan, TX, to show what her little brother’s heart looks like, the adorable 4-year-old makes the familiar shape with both hands. Then she takes half of it away. That’s a quick explanation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare and serious congenital heart defect. Deacon Hammond, who… Read More

O'Donnell Family with son Davis, cancer patient
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Family, Friends Help Carry 'Burdens of Life'

When Davis O’Donnell of Fulshear, TX, was diagnosed at 4 months with retinoblastoma, cancer in both eyes, his parents, Lianne and Doug, questioned the expression, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” “We felt really overwhelmed; this was not a world we were ready to walk into,” Lianne said. “‘Cancer’ is not a… Read More

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Martinez Family
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Faith Carries Family Through Son’s Cancer Journey

Over four years, 6-year-old Jaxson Martinez of Uvalde, TX, endured three cancer surgeries, seven rounds of chemo, 18 radiation and immunotherapy treatments, and 40 blood and platelet transfusions. But his family’s faith never wavered. In fact, it became stronger. With Jaxson now a neuroblastoma survivor—he rang the bell to mark the end of active cancer… Read More

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MaryJo Kreitzer
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Reflections on How We Heal

Throughout the course of my nursing career that spans many decades, I have had the privilege of being with people during both joyous and vulnerable times in their lives. I have been with people who have suffered inexplicable losses, received news of a life-threatening diagnosis, are in the process of dying, or supporting loved ones… Read More

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Without You, There is No CaringBridge

Thanks to YOU, CaringBridge has launched the first in a series of conversations to delve into the simple and complex topic of how we heal. In future segments, we want to share more about the science behind healing, of which there is surprisingly little. And to help the world arrive at a universal definition of… Read More

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Why is There So Little Science on Healing?

We have always known, instinctively, that something powerful shines through the love, hope and compassion that are the essence of CaringBridge. But about the only science available to back-up what we have observed, across hundreds of thousands of websites with billions of visits, has been a 2002 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That… Read More

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