Kaden Kruciak and sister

Kaden's Health Journey is Everyone's Health Journey

Letting loose in his battery-powered Dodge Ram pickup is freedom for 7-year-old Kaden Kruciak of Cibolo, TX. And if ever a kid deserved to feel the wind in his hair—and the dust and dirt of off-road driving—it’s Kaden. Diagnosed in-utero with a rare birth defect called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), meaning his kidneys, liver, stomach,… Read More

Hammond Family

'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… Read More

O'Donnell Family with son Davis, cancer patient

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

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

MaryJo Kreitzer

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


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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