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A Mother’s Love, Amplified

Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love.

Every day at CaringBridge, we see examples of moms who would move mountains to help their children. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, we thought you might be inspired by the courage and optimism of these four moms. Happy Mother’s Day!

4 CaringBridge Stories for Mother’s Day

Ann’s Story

It’s almost unimaginable. Not one, but two, of Ann’s four children were diagnosed with cancer in the same year. Her son and daughter both have what’s called Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, a genetic mutation that predisposes them to all forms of cancer.

Through several rounds of cancer treatment and with a lot of helping hands, they have remained hopeful, thanks to the love and encouragement of their family and friends.

Lisabeth’s Story

“In those quiet moments, I began to realize that life was passing me by – that although I talked about being “super Mom” and getting more done in a 15-hour day than anyone else could get done in a week, I was missing something very important. I was getting a lot of things done, but not doing anything important.”

Lisabeth’s story of her husband’s traumatic accident, and the lessons she’s learned along the way, is one you will not quickly forget.

Shara’s Story

“I won’t give you up mom; you can be my mom forever.”

Those were the words of Shara Meyer’s then 3-year-old daughter, not knowing that her mom had just been diagnosed with stage IV cancer.

Throughout her treatment, Shara was inspired by her daughter’s attitude to “keep calm and rock on!”

Kelly’s Story

“I know if we could find something that he loves to do, he would do it well. I will not stop until that is done!”

Kelly will do anything to help her son Taylor, a young adult with autism, succeed. While Autism awareness has grown dramatically in the last decade, Kelly had to learn to be his advocate, and sometimes even his teacher, in those early years.

CaringBridge, Connecting Families When It’s Needed Most

If you or someone you care about is going through a health challenge of any kind, CaringBridge can help. In three simple steps, you can create a private, protected space to share updates and connect your community. Start a CaringBridge website today.

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Chinami Aug 24, 2015 4:08pm
Thanks for the inigths. It brings light into the dark!
Paulette McGintey Jul 23, 2015 11:49pm
I have a granddaughter born with 2 murmur 2 holes in her heart she is now 7 month one Holes has closed on its own the other we have to wait until August my daughter in a great mom. Praying for all families with sick children the hardest thing to bear is a sick child. God bless.
Mike Brock & tina Jun 10, 2015 5:23am
Looking for are 3 boys in ok.
Barbara Butler May 10, 2015 12:19pm
Thank you for being there,my daughter used your site to communicate to all family& friends when our sweet baby Joy was fighting Leukemia for all most 3 years ,she passed away Jan.1,2014. The world came together to help in so many ways and your site helped do that. Joy was a fighter and fought hard to stay with us but God needed her more then us. She showed us what love,laughter and tears meant in life. Thank you for being there at this time.
jeanne e. otis May 08, 2015 3:31pm
thankyou so much for sharing this ...how wonderfully inspiring..and encouraging...Lord bless the mother who started the caring bridge site ....actually don't know what i would do without it... so great to stay connected with my dear niece and family... so far away
Richard Davis May 07, 2015 10:49pm
I want to thank you all for the sharing of your lives. While going through the last cancer and kidney removal along with seizures, my mom is what carried me through. Tough I'm as old as I am, I will always be mom's youngest, the one who prayed a lot for me, stood up for me, and never give up on me. She was there when no one else was. Mom has been put into a facility now, memory going quickly in the last 8 months, the roles have changed, but nothing can step in the shoes of mom. I've been on Caring Bridge for the last 2 years and was on it for almost 10 years as a friend was fighting with brain tumor cancer for 16 years. It's what carried him through.
Leon and Rose May 07, 2015 9:04pm
To my friends and family that amazing moms: In recognition and celebration of you, Kelly, My mom Betty who fights the battle of Dimentia and Alzheimers every day, our beautiful daughters Shar, and Nicole who work very hard to provide for their families and grace their children with their caring loving hearts. You inspire me every day. My friends I do not forget your warm motherly ways; Theresa Ortiz, Kathryn Reynolds, Margie King, Shalla Coker, Kelly Langelier, Theresa Towne. Love you all ladies..Huggs to to all.
Virgil Kingrey May 07, 2015 7:20pm
My wife was diagnosed with stage three non-hodgkins lymphoma in 1969. Following successful treatments, she enjoyed a 25 year remission until 1995 when it began to return. She experienced several more shorter remissions until September of 2002 when the lymphoma came back with a vengeance. She required round the clock care care done mostly by family members. Communicating her medical status to relatives and friends became an additional chore. My wife passed away December 7, 2002. Our family will be forever grateful to Caringbridge for helping us provide timely updates to everyone regarding her status during that stressful period. Thank you.
Joan May 07, 2015 7:20pm
I recommend BETH. She has been battling stage IV cancer for years wanting to stay alive to see her two sons grow up. She is the definition of strength, courage, determination.