Using CaringBridge

Message from CaringBridge CEO about Coronavirus

People using CaringBridge already have a lot on their minds—as you know first-hand. Adding into the mix the anxiety and uncertainty of a global pandemic … it’s a lot for anyone to handle.

So I’m sharing this note as a mom, caregiver to my father and the CEO of CaringBridge.

I want to remind you of the CaringBridge Vision: No one should go through a health journey alone. This applies to patients, caregivers, family, friends and everyone facing the what-ifs of coronavirus.

If you’re following a CaringBridge Journal, now is a great time to leave a Comment or to show support by clicking the heart icon. A little extra love goes a long way right now.

Also, if you know someone needing the support that comes through CaringBridge, please tell them about it.

I also wanted to make sure you know that the CaringBridge team here in Eagan, MN—all 44 of us—remains on duty. Because we’re a digital nonprofit, we are able to work remotely. That includes our Customer Care team, so if you need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out.

In these days of added stress, I wish the best for you. And I thank you for all you do in making CaringBridge available for everyone who needs it.

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Jennifer Britton Mar 28, 2020 9:05am
Peter, Our family is sending continued thoughts and prayers your way. You are such a kind and giving individual. We appreciate all you have done to help provide inclusion for people with disabilities. You provide guidance with love and admirable strength. Truly inspiring. We will be joining in the collective prayer today at 4:30. Hoping for the best in your journey. With love, The Brittons ( Bill, Jennifer, Annalise and Connor)
Carole K Hargraves Mar 27, 2020 11:44am
Your team has made it possible for me to keep my friends and family up-to-date as I continue to survive my four year battle against MBC. Thank you for all you do
MANDY NATHAN Mar 25, 2020 6:06pm
Thanks so much for everything you do. I can't say enough about how much my CaringBridge helped me during my six month hospital stay in the CICU waiting for a heart transplant, and in the 4 months since. Being able to share my story and my updates with family and friends and also receive their support was tremendously helpful.
Kris Leinbach Mar 25, 2020 3:34pm
Thank you for your work. You provide such an important connecting service! I've had 3 friends use the site and it works so well. Keep healthy and safe during this scary yet creative time of the corona virus.
Roberta Nelson Mar 25, 2020 7:38am
Thanks for being here for me, it is a tough time for all of us.
Billie Absher Mar 23, 2020 6:53pm
Caringbridge has kept us close and informed with several Loved Ones throughout the last few years. Saying “Thank You” is Wonderful & I know the Caringbridge Team appreciates All Kind Words. However, when you are reading a loved ones journal & just now finding out all Caringbridge provides , please try to keep this non-profit site going. This type of Social Networking is what we need now and always. Thanks Caringbridge Team! Stay Well!
D.kathleen Kaseman Mar 23, 2020 11:57am
Thank you all 44 of you. You helped me..us.. through a very difficult time. Bless you
Peggy Mar 23, 2020 9:13am
Thank you for The blessing that all 44 of you are to so many people!
Mel Mar 23, 2020 8:41am
You all deserves halos.
Cara Mertes Mar 20, 2020 2:06pm
Gordon, the non-fiction world you have done so much to create awaits your return. Sending all light and love from the East Coast! Cara
Sonia (Brummer) Reit Mar 20, 2020 11:03am
Thank you for continuing to connect people during this strange, strange time! Always needed, and still needed today.
Carol Svihra Mar 18, 2020 2:12pm
This message goes out to the Petry family of Dittmer Missouri. I am continuing to have you in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie Burrows Mar 17, 2020 4:37pm
You are an amazing team. Thanks for your hard work…now done remotely!
Julie Burrows Mar 17, 2020 4:36pm
You are an amazing team. Thank you for all you do…and for now doing it in such a skilled way remotely!
Ron Greulich Mar 16, 2020 6:48pm
I'm praying for you and your speedy recovery, by God's grace, and for the victims every day Fr. Hollowell. Thank you for being such a model priest. Yes, God does have much more in mind for you, Good Father. Much appreciation, admiration and affection, Ron 🙂 P.S. "Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. " Romans 12:12
Deidre A Kellogg Ketroser Mar 14, 2020 8:02am
Thank you for all that you do. Caring Bridge was an invaluable resource for me as my beloved husband battled for his life in the ICU before finally succumbing to his disease. It was not only a way of keeping loved ones and friends in the loop, but was a very therapeutic outlet for me. I meant to, but didn’t, try to print out my journal for David Benjamin Ketroser, and all of the supportive responses my posts inspired. Is there any way of retrieving that now? The journal began towards the end of October, and ended a few days after his death on November 7th. I included Caring Bridge as a place for people to make financial donations/memorials in his name. Your service is so important. I cannot stress that enough. It got me through a very difficult time, and was a way to honor the love I had for my husband with every post. If I can be of any help to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You are all angels on Earth. With tremendous admiration, respect, appreciation, and gratitude, Deidre