Wellbeing should mean health and happiness, in equal measure. But as we have learned over two decades at CaringBridge, it is, indeed, possible to find wholeness in each moment, even when physical health is not guaranteed. Wellbeing for many of the people who use CaringBridge is an ongoing process of physical, spiritual, emotional and relational betterment. It is an essential element of every health journey.

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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

How to Support a Friend in the Hospital
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How to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital. You want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? Flowers, a visit? Or maybe something to help them pass the time? We asked CaringBridge families – the true experts – how to support a friend in the hospital…. Read More

Mom, Always - A Place for Moms to Connect

Connecting Moms When They Need It Most

“I feel better right now than I did this morning and that is what I am going to appreciate. I have my son, husband and cat right here on the couch with me. Bella (daughter) is off, happy with a friend for an overnight, and life is good. People all over are holding us up… Read More

How Nicole Chooses Hope Over Fear

Choose Hope Over Fear

Living with a life-threatening disease is not what you might think. It is worse, in some ways – but surprisingly better in others. I always imagined being very old before experiencing this myself. Never had I imagined that it would occur before I was 30 years old, and that it would happen to my 5-year-old… Read More

Steven Lewis wrote "The Ripple Effect" about the power of positivity.

The Power of Positivity

“Each morning of my cancer journey, reading my CaringBridge messages was the first thing I looked forward to.” – Steven Lewis Steven Lewis is the author of the book, “The Ripple Effect: How a Positive Attitude and a Caring Community Helped Save My Life.” Steven used CaringBridge during his two battles with pancreatic cancer and… Read More

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Nikki Pierson with her son Gavin, celebrating the holidays despite a brain tumor diagnosis

A Christmas Letter of Hope

As the mom of a child who has been fighting a brain tumor for two and a half years, the holidays haven’t always been easy for Nicole Pierson, her husband and her three young children. Below she has written a Christmas letter to all those who are experiencing a hospital stay or health challenge this… Read More