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 Legend of Darla

Backstage at CaringBridge: Happy Birthday to Everyone! Birthdays are a big deal at CaringBridge, and there’s one key reason why: Darla Nemec, our vice president of Finance and Administration. For each and every one of our 45+ employees, Darla bakes up a special treat to share with the organization—that’s 2,650 servings of heavenly delight a… Read More

Gavin goes back to school after treatment for a brain tumor

Back to School after Surviving Cancer: One Boy’s Story

Summer is soon over and the anticipation of the upcoming school year is here. It’s time for children to say goodbye to bonfires and swimming and hello to schedules, desks and books. It is a time for new beginnings and endless possibilities for most children. For my two healthy children, it is just that. But… Read More


The Impact of School Supply Donations

It’s that time of year. Back to school supply fliers arrive in the mail or with your newspaper, lists of necessary supplies show up at local stores and the aisles fill up with neatly stacked boxes of crayons, pencils and notebooks. All the latest favorite characters appear on backpacks and folders. The hottest colors in… Read More


On the Edge: An Excerpt from the Bestseller

Adventurer, explorer, mountaineer and author of the New York Times bestseller On the Edge, Alison Levine was the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and has completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, a particularly noteworthy accomplishment given she has had three… Read More

Sisters Greta & Anna: Fighting Hodgkins & Deployment together

Sisters and Best Friends, Conquering Challenges Together

There’s a saying out there about being kind to people no matter what, because we’re all fighting our own battles. In the Geist family, they’ve experienced two battles. One is now, thankfully, conquered—18-year-old Greta’s fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is coming to a close, as recent tests came back showing no signs of her cancer. “I… Read More


An Important Lesson: Living in the Moment

When I was sitting by Frank’s hospital bed, wondering if he was going to live another day, I remember thinking about life, and how we had arrived at this moment. I learned an important lesson over the last two years: living through a traumatic experience can bring some life lessons home, even when you don’t… Read More