Tyler has a brain tumor, Ruth Z. texted to a friend right after her eight-year-old’s diagnosis. She realized then that “telling everyone was going to feel like dropping bombs in peoples’ laps” – dramatic, difficult and repetitive.
Then she discovered CaringBridge.
'What a Load Off My Shoulders'
Ruth quickly saw that a CaringBridge website – with its Journal, Well Wish messages and other secure ways to share news with family and friends – was a superior way to communicate.
“I didn’t like flooding Facebook with our trials,” she says. “but I didn’t plan on calling everyone, either.”
Truly a Gift
Right after Tyler’s surgery, Ruth and her husband Mike checked their CaringBridge website every hour. “Opening the website to find love, encouragement, humor and support was truly a gift,” she says.
Another helpful feature in every CaringBridge website: the Ways to Help page can be personalized to ask for the help you need and want.
Learn more about the benefits and features of a CaringBridge website.