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.

Ben & Ashley, and one second that changed their lives

One Second

CaringBridge was the breath of air that we needed after being trapped underwater. One second. That’s all it took. In one second, the life that I loved was turned upside down and shaken out on to the cold, hard ground. Ben, my boyfriend of 7 years, and I were ready to start planning our life…. Read More

Ben & Ashley, facing the unknown, together

Facing the Unknown, Together

Nothing bad is supposed to happen to young people. They are full of potential and good health and nearly invincible. At least that’s how it seems it should be. Ben and Ashley, on the verge of some of life’s biggest moments—engagement ring shopping, house hunting—found their lives changed in an instant. It was a sunny… Read More


A Mother's Love, Amplified

Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love. Every day at CaringBridge, we see examples of moms who would move mountains to help their children. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, we thought you might be inspired by the courage and optimism of these four moms. Happy Mother’s Day! 4 CaringBridge Stories for… Read More

CaringBridge Volunteer

Volunteer Appreciation Week: A Journey of 60,000 Words

“If I can help even one person begin sharing their journey with others, I will be grateful,” – Alicia Razvi Alicia volunteers for CaringBridge, responding to customer needs. She’s there for people on day 1 of their health journey. And she’s grateful to help families share their journey, because she’s been there. Just after the… Read More

Hope. Healing. You.

Healing Starts With You

Last week, you met the Pierson family—a big, bright, loving family who has been working together tirelessly to fight Joe Bully, a brain tumor in 8-year-old Gavin’s head. Families like the Piersons exemplify just exactly how clear communication and widespread support can help illuminate a path during a health journey’s darkest days. At CaringBridge, we… Read More

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You Deliver Hope and Healing

You may not know me, but I have felt your kindness and generosity during my family’s darkest time. My name is Nicole Pierson and I’m a mother of three, a wife, a teacher and a CaringBridge supporter. Here’s why: Almost three years ago, I was in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, terrified. Days before, our… Read More