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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.

Stronger Together: CaringBridge Donor Rik Lalim and the Kunert Family
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CaringBridge Donor Spotlight: Rik Lalim

Please meet Rik Lalim, a long-time friend of CaringBridge. CaringBridge Author, Donor, Volunteer Rik’s been volunteering since the earliest days of CaringBridge. He’s a CaringBridge donor and Advisory Council member. Rik became a CaringBridge donor like many do—after his own experience with the life-changing service. He’s been both a CaringBridge visitor and author for websites for… Read More

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The Luthers used CaringBridge for Nolan's rhabdomyosarcoma treatment.
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Meet the Luthers

On Memorial Day weekend of 2013, Kevin and Tara Luther noticed something odd: the left side of their son Nolan’s face wasn’t as animated as it usually was. Their holiday weekend turned into an urgent-care visit, which then became a hospital stay. Within the week, four-year-old Nolan underwent two surgeries. At the end of the… Read More

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The Kunert family after Graham's eye cancer diagnosis
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A Place for Bringing Hearts Together

It’s been a long two-and-a-half years since the moment my son Graham was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer. What we thought was a lazy eye turned into the diagnosis no one wants to hear: Cancer. He was just six months old. After Graham’s cancer diagnosis, our lives went upside-down. We were introduced to… Read More

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Two Billion Hearts

What a moment. Two billion visits to CaringBridge. Two billion. That’s not a typo. What a Milestone What does two billion visits mean? To us, it means there is no upper limit to love. It means two billion loving acts have happened in the world—on CaringBridge alone. When CaringBridge began 19 years ago, it was… Read More

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Telling My Story

“I have cancer, and I’m telling you that I have cancer.” Stephanie Hunter was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in May. Disorienting enough as it is to wrestle with a new diagnosis, she also had to figure out how to tell everyone about it. “I was confused,” she admits. She started with the multiple phone calls,… Read More

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Three Generations, Together Every Step of the Way

“We have walked some places no others would want to walk. Things have changed in our lives.” – Becky R. Rebecca was a first grader when she was admitted to the hospital with pancreatitis. Her grandmother, Becky, focused on two things: healing for her granddaughter, and to walk along side her daughter and son-in-law, Christyn… Read More

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