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What to Write in a Get Well Card

A handwritten get well card is a sweet and simple gesture that can make a big difference to someone going through a health struggle. Taking the time to actually write something by hand shows how much …

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28 Heartfelt Thank You Messages for Nurses

Nurses are truly superheroes. They brave the front lines for us so we don’t have to. We asked our Facebook followers to share some gratitude messages for nurses, and hundreds of responses flooded in…

What to Say When Someone Passes Away

When someone that you know and love is grieving, it can be extremely hard to find the words to say. Do you express feelings of sympathy? Or tell a fond memory of their loved one that has died?  W…

NEW! Schedule Zoom Calls Through the CaringBridge Planner

CaringBridge has partnered with Zoom to make it easier to connect with your loved ones. Whether you are sharing test results, asking for help, or just needing friendly faces around you, use your free, unlimited Zoom account provided by CaringBridge to mobilize your people.

Caregiving

What Is CaringBridge?

Confronting an illness or injury is one of the most demanding, isolating things you can do. Family and friends are an amazing source of support, but constantly sharing updates with each and every one …

Caregiving is a Reflection of Self-Compassion

Have you ever wondered whether you were ready to take on the awesome responsibility of caring for another person? It is reasonable to question ourselves, doubt our abilities and even contemplate abdic…

How to Care for Your Terminally Ill Child

Over many years, we’ve found that people who have used CaringBridge are often willing to share their experiences with the hope of helping others. And while the very thought of losing a child mak…

How We Heal: A CaringBridge Series

With the simple hope of helping others, ordinary people plunged into serious health crises talk about what has made them whole again, even in the face of trauma, suffering and loss. While every approach is different, one universal truth emerges: Healing is a choice.

Healing

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Helping

15 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients

When you find out someone you know has cancer, you won’t always know exactly what to say or do to make his or her experience easier. Giving a thoughtful gift is one of the many ways you can show sup…

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8 Best Ways to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital, and you want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? A thoughtful card? Or maybe something to help them pa…

What to Write in a Get Well Card

A handwritten get well card is a sweet and simple gesture that can make a big difference to someone going through a health struggle. Taking the time to actually write something by hand shows how much …