Using CaringBridge

Using CaringBridge

You Have Created a Safe Place to Share, and to Heal

At a 2017 event featuring the work of the How We Heal project, CaringBridge author and brain cancer patient Michael Bischoff, and his wife, Jenny Larson, re-create a moment captured by National Geographic photographer David McLain. While I wish we had not met in relation to a brain cancer diagnosis, I am so grateful for… Read More

Using CaringBridge

How CaringBridge Supports Personal Fundraisers Through GoFundMe

Years of research and reporting confirm what patients and caregivers who use CaringBridge and personal fundraisers like GoFundMe know first-hand: A health crisis can wreak havoc on family finances. Such headlines as “The Financial Burden of Illness” and “The Economic and Emotional Costs of Caregiving” put a pricetag on things we hear often at CaringBridge:… Read More

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Family of Preemie Twins Feels Double-Blessed

Katie and Ben Ritter of Moorhead, MN, with Tate and Mila. Born prematurely, the twins spent 13 long weeks in the NICU, with their parents at their side. Spoiler Alert: Twins born at 26 weeks, weighing just 2 pounds each, do turn into healthy, happy and very busy toddlers. I’d like you to meet Tate… Read More

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Using CaringBridge

10 Ways to Help During a Health Crisis

CaringBridge families confirm that one of the most well-intended but unhelpful phrases heard during a health crisis is: “If you need anything, just call me.” “I appreciate the gesture, but I’m just too overwhelmed to respond,” said a Minnesota wife and working mom of teenagers who added “primary caregiver” to her job description upon her… Read More

Molly Sturgis and son, Telly.
Using CaringBridge

3 Benefits of Sharing Health Updates

Molly Sturgis said sharing health updates on her son’s website helped keep her connected to life outside the hospital. Sharing health updates with family and friends can be enormously beneficial. CaringBridge users–the real experts–say that whether you write a little, or a lot, the act of “getting it out” can provide: A Way to Stay… Read More