National Geographic photographer David McLain, with images of families featured in How We Heal, at a donor appreciation event for CaringBridge in November 2017. CaringBridge is a sacred place in the online world. It is beautiful. And rare. I say this as a National Geographic photographer who has seen many beautiful and rare things. But nothing… Read More
CaringBridge was founded in June 1997 by Sona Mehring, who launched a website for friends whose daughter was born prematurely. The CaringBridge team, based in Eagan, MN, has always strived to provide a safe, secure place for families on health journeys to share updates and receive support from loved ones. Because we ensure that websites… Read More
Betsy Bluey Cook with her mom, Cathy, in a photo taken by a dear family friend. My Mom, Cathy Bluey, was insistent that Thanksgiving was coming and she needed to make her pumpkin pies. Sadly, the date was Dec. 19, 2013. The next day, after her MRI revealed gray areas of concern, our healthy wife,… Read More
One day I said to Spiro, ‘I think I have to become a nurse.’ I remember he said, ‘Why? You are a teacher.’ I said, ‘I can become a nurse and take care of people like you.
My understanding of the main work of healing is receiving love, and opening up to that. Medical treatments complement that, and can support that. But the essence of healing is really opening up to love in the world.
I named my brain tumor Joe Bully. He’s the worst bully ever. Joe Bully is really, really, really mean, and he messed with the wrong boy.