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Using CaringBridge

3 Ways Family and Friends Can Support CaringBridge Authors

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

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Using CaringBridge

How to Use CaringBridge as ‘Information Central’

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

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Caregiving Using CaringBridge

How to Start a Prayer Chain

Prayer is among the most ancient of human practices, and to this day billions of people believe in its power. Prayer transcends religions, denominations, sects and belief systems of all kinds. It is used in a multitude of ways: to seek comfort, make a request, ask for guidance, heal and restore, express sorrow, celebrate joy,… Read More

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Caregiving Using CaringBridge

7 Things You Should Never Say to Patients or Caregivers

In the best-selling book, “There is No Good Card for This: What to Do and Say When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to People you Love,” authors Emily McDowell and Kelsey Crowe say it’s not surprising that well-intentioned people often stumble as they try to express love, hope and compassion to patients and caregivers…. Read More

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Using CaringBridge Wellbeing

The Only Wrong Thing to Say is Nothing at All

Empathy card creator and lymphoma survivor Emily McDowell said she believes the most supportive thing you can do for someone on a health journey is to be willing to show up, stay present, and listen. Emily McDowell of Los Angeles, creator of Empathy Cards for illness and grief, and co-author with empathy scholar Kelsey Crowe… Read More