By Sona Mehring
On June 7, 1997, CaringBridge founder Sona Mehring launched one website to support a close friend who endured a life-threatening pregnancy.
Baby Brighid lived only 9 days, but her legacy is reflected in more than 675,000 CaringBridge websites, with 2.1 billion visits, created since 1997.
“Hope Conquers All” contains stories from people of all ages and backgrounds. The adversities they face vary greatly, from children with cancer, to adults requiring life-saving transplants, to victims of horrific accidents, but their stories are unified—hope does conquer all.
And CaringBridge is a place where hope grows. It’s a website that helps people reach out and stay in touch through moments of great need. It inspires them and instills hope; it helps foster and encourage much-needed emotional connection.
These intimate personal stories, which reveal the underlying spiritual presence that connects us all, will encourage people to create channels of love and support in their own lives.