Stories

We hear this so often: “I did not start a website with the intention of healing. But that is what happened.” Many people come to CaringBridge, at first, to streamline communication during a health crisis. But then the love and hope streams in from family and friends. Sharing their stories helps people make sense of things – and so many things on a health journey just don’t make sense. We’ve learned, too, that even when there’s not a cure, there’s a power in sharing stories.

Stories

CaringBridge Founder: Hug Your Mom Every Chance You Get

In a four-generation photo, I am holding my oldest son, on the day of his baptism. My Grandmother, Bessie, is at left, and my Mom, Bonnie, is at right. My Mom, Bonnie, has been gone since 2001. She didn’t get to see any of my three boys graduate from high school, or college. I miss… Read More

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This is How We Show Up

Since its launch in 1997, CaringBridge has offered a safe place for hundreds of thousands of patients and caregivers to turn after diagnosis, illness, injury, premature birth … any health crisis. Our Vision reflects how families and loved ones like you see CaringBridge: A world where no one goes through a health journey alone. Even… Read More

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The Hammond family reads bedtime stories.
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Family Feels Power of Prayers Through CaringBridge

The bed-time routine in the Hammond household includes Brittany and Walt reading a book or two … or three … to Deacon and big sister Olivia, followed by prayers. By the time Deacon Hammond of Bryan, TX, arrived into the world on Oct. 10, 2016, his CaringBridge site had been up for three months and… Read More

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Family of retinoblastoma patient Davis O'Donnell of Fulshear, TX
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'I Am in Awe of This Community'

Lianne and Doug O’Donnell with Davis and Evelyn at No Label Brewing Company in Houston, a family-friendly brew pub where the O’Donnells often gather with friends who have supported them trough Davis’s cancer journey. It was Lianne O’Donnell’s mom who first mentioned CaringBridge to Lianne and her husband, Doug, after their infant son, Davis, was… Read More

uicide attempt survivor Kevin Amundson prays with his parents and sister.
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How We Survived Our Son's Suicide Attempt

During Kevin Amundson’s long recovery after a suicide attempt, his parents, Dave and Amy, and his sister, Jessica, found strength and peace in prayer. In September 2014, undiagnosed depression led our son, Kevin, who was 20 at the time, to attempt suicide. It was a very serious attempt, that involved a gunshot wound. He was… Read More

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'So Many Blessings Have Come Through CaringBridge'

Judy Martinez lifts her son, Jaxson, to ring a bell that signals the end of active cancer treatment. Diagnosed at 2 with neuroblastoma, Jaxson is now 6. And a survivor. You have provided a way for our family, friends and community to be superhero strong for our 6-year-old son, Jaxson, through years of cancer surgeries,… Read More

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