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.

Dr. Matt Dudley, acute myeloid leukemia survivor
Stories

Online Support System Gets Doctor Through His Cancer Journey

“Through CaringBridge, I’ve learned that the ability to communicate with others is crucial when battling a grave illness or disease. People’s support has been vital to getting through what I’ve gone through.” – Dr. Matt Dudley As a physician undergoing cancer treatments far from home, Dr. Matt Dudley relied on the love of family and… 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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Keeping Hope Alive

You may recognize Gavin—we’ve shared his CaringBridge story before, and his charisma is second-to-none. But in case you haven’t met, you must hear Gavin’s extraordinary story: Gavin was a normal 5-year-old kid—loving dinosaurs and full of energy—until one weekend he developed watery eyes, which turned into unusual eye movements, which turned into a trip to… 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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Bushaw family
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Unexpected Bumps, and a Community to Get Them Through

Earlier, we met the Bushaws: Expecting parents who had their expectations turned on their heads when they discovered they were awaiting mono/mono twins: a high-risk, highly rare case of identical little boys. At Natalie’s twenty-eighth week, she was admitted to the hospital for monitoring and spent seven weeks there before the birth took place. During… Read More

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