What to Do

If only someone could show or tell us exactly what to do to get through a health journey, life would be less complex. But maybe what has worked for others could help you, too.

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...

16 Ways to Support Someone with Cancer

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, you may have a million questions running through your head. How should I react? What should I say? How can I help? We asked our CaringBridge commun...

7 Helpful Ways to Show Someone You Love Them

Love is more than just three simple words. You can see it everyday – from the man walking his beloved pup down the street, to the woman helping her neighbor carry her groceries in from the car. ...

9 Ways to Comfort Someone Who Needs It

One of the biggest challenges about going through struggles is often the feelings of loneliness and isolation that accompany it. It is very important that you show up to offer comfort and hope&nb...

4 Tips to Start a Prayer Chain

A prayer chain is a list of people who agree to pray for a loved one during a troubled time. Prayer is among the most ancient of human practices, and to this day billions of people believe in its powe...

13 Amazing Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients

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