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.

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Gratitude While Facing Crisis

“It’s the very real presence of people expressing their compassion of encouraging me in each moment.” – Jeffery Ford Jeffery Ford and his wife Lynette Marshall have “gotten off the ash heap” many times because of the intervention of the simplest things. Over the last year and a half, Jeffery has been battling back from… Read More

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5 stories of families connected by CaringBridge in 2014
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Thanks For All You Do!

At CaringBridge, we couldn’t do our work without you. We’re grateful to be made possible by the support of our compassionate donors and volunteers. Through your generosity, you’re impacting countless lives in ways you may not even know. Read the inspiring stories below to see just a few ways your support made a difference in… Read More

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Adoption and Online Privacy: What You Should Know

The day before my husband and I flew to Ethiopia to meet our new two-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, we needed to fulfill one last adoption agency requirement: a full day of training on “adopting the older child.” I will always be grateful to our instructors, a pair of veteran adoptive moms, who candidly offered… Read More

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Got Philanthropy?

Why do we use a hard to spell, hard to pronounce, four-syllable word like philanthropy to describe the basic human quality of caring? To me, philanthropy is the basic concept of people helping people. Philanthropy can be helping a neighbor rake their yard, visiting someone’s CaringBridge site and leaving a message or cheering someone on… Read More

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Connecting Military Families and Loved Ones

As a military spouse living in Japan, I’ve seen that military spouses are strong women and men who pursue unique, portable careers while managing entire households alone for months at a time. Everyone always has the best intentions of helping when a military family member is deployed or an entire family is living far away… Read More

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