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.

Sona Mehring, founder of CaringBridge

Thanks to You, CaringBridge Is ...

CaringBridge Founder, Sona Mehring As we close the books on our successful Holiday Campaign, I have been thinking a lot about 20 years ago—June 1997—when I started CaringBridge. One act of building a website for two people during a health crisis. And here we are today! In 2016, nearly 33 million people visited CaringBridge at least… Read More

Jacobs Family

Mom of Cancer Survivor is ‘Grateful to Give Back’

CaringBridge user Karen and her husband Matt with their children Kate (cancer survivor) and Ryan With 9 years now passed since my baby daughter finished active treatment for stage IV neuroblastoma, I don’t think about cancer every day anymore. I am probably down to a few days a year. Maybe, eventually, it will become only… Read More

The Kim family thrives after labor complications..

Meet the Kim Family

After a routine pregnancy, Lindsay Kim encountered unexpected labor complications and needed an emergency C-section in order to save her baby Hazel’s life. Unfortunately, Hazel was deprived of oxygen for an undetermined amount of time, causing permanent brain damage. A Dramatic Entrance Baby Hazel’s arrival continued to unfold dramatically, including the practice of chill therapy… Read More

Gavin Pierson recuperates after surgery to stop "Joe Bully," the Intracranial Growing Teratoma Syndrome,growing in his brain.
Brain Tumor Stories

Strong and Brave: One Child's Fight with Cancer

As I was about to watch my five-year-old undergo chemotherapy, I had a vivid dream that calmed the fear of the unknown. In my dream, Gavin’s neurosurgeon stoically walked out of surgery, telling us confidently, “I got all of the tumor.” This dream, although it would not be realized as I’d hoped, helped each time… Read More

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