CaringBridge families confirm that one of the most well-intended but non-helpful 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 teen-agers who added “primary caregiver” to her job description upon her… Read More
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
I have been at CaringBridge for 14 of its 20 years of existence, and what you have made possible this year is unlike anything I have ever seen. You inspired How We Heal, a project where CaringBridge users across the country shared what healing can look like. Since late September, words of wisdom from 20… Read More
Your free CaringBridge website has all the tools you need to keep your family and friends updated during a difficult time. Because we’re a nonprofit, we put your needs first. Share CaringBridge with a friend today.
After her son was seriously injured in a car accident on the way to preschool, a CaringBridge mom spent 10 nightmare days and sleepless nights in her toddler’s hospital room. No one was sure the boy would survive. During that terrible time, Erica sat at her son’s bedside, with her hand on his. She propped… Read More
Known fact: No one has time to talk on the phone during a health crisis. But keeping family and friends updated via email and text can be just as time-consuming—with every well-intended person creating an individual conversation loop. And then there’s Facebook and Twitter, which many CaringBridge users say are not the right places to… Read More