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.

6 Good Alternatives to ‘How Can I Help?’

Hanna Cooper and her husband, Tom Moberg, of St. Paul, MN, with their kids, Emilia and William. When I was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer in 2016 at age 48, my family, friends a...

9 Ways to Honor a Loved One Who Has Passed

When we asked families who have used CaringBridge to share ways they honor the memories of their loved ones, among the most touching was from Kat Schilling. On the anniversary of losing her 16-year-ol...

10 Ways to Help During a Health Crisis

CaringBridge families confirm that one of the most well-intended but unhelpful phrases heard during a health crisis is: “If you need anything, just call me.” “I appreciate the gestur...

Writing: A Process of Healing

The Sobiech Family of Minnesota in 2011, in the midst of Zach’s treatment for osteosarcoma. Meet more CaringBridge families who shared their stories in the How We Heal series. It was eleven o’...

Letting People Into Your Health Journey

When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, shame consumed me. Guilt, too. I am not sure I could have named these emotions at the time, but they were there anyway, and they lingered for years....