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.

The Kim family thrives after labor complications..
Stories

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

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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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Bob, non-Hodgkin Lymphoma survivor
Stories

How Bob Survived Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Bob Kaufman wasn’t used to a slow-paced life. Once a producer on the nationally televised CBS: This Morning, he’s now the chief communications officer for the state of Texas Department of Transportation. He also ran marathons, played lacrosse, golf and more. “Physical fitness is in my DNA,” he says. But in 2009, he started to… Read More

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Give the Best Gift by Helping Us Meet Our Match
Stories

Meet the Match: Give the Gift that Helps CaringBridge Thrive

When you work at CaringBridge, it really provides perspective on a daily basis: Gratitude for what we have, gratitude for what we can provide to others, a group of people who understand that life is not always easy, but there are things we can do to ease the struggle. So while we’re not unwrapping literal… Read More

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CaringBridge believes that we are all stronger together.
Stories

Honoring the Story That Started it All, in 1997

June 7, 1997, was the day Baby Brighid was born. And with her birth came the birth of the first CaringBridge website. I created it so that my dear friends could tell their story and get support when she really needed it. The response it got, both from Brighid’s parents and Brighid’s followers—flipped a switch… Read More

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