There are so many ways to lighten the load for a friend or loved one during a health journey. Reading and responding to Journal updates is important, of course, but here are additional Ways to Help:
Click the Ways to Help icon to see if your friend or loved one has requested specific support, anything from when to visit and favorite foods to special events. If they haven't yet identified what kind of support is helpful, you might be able to point out the Personal Message and Support Links features.
Bills keep coming during a health journey. If your friend or loved one has activated a personal fundraising campaign through GoFundMe, you'll see the link on their Ways to Help page. If they haven't set up a fundraising program, through GoFundMe or another service, you may choose to make a mention of it.
For speed and convenience, many visitors add the CaringBridge icon to the homescreen of their smartphones or tablets — no app-downloading required. Here's how to do it:
Any time want to visit your friend or loved one's CaringBridge website, simply tap the icon on your homescreen.
Now you are able to visit your loved one’s CaringBridge website by simply tapping the icon on your homescreen.
Sign up to receive alerts when your friend or loved one posts a new Journal update. Then show your timely support through a Journal comment or Well Wish message, story, memory, photo or video. Your uplifting messages of love and hope give strength when it is needed most.
To sign up to receive text or email notifications, look for the "Follow Site" button at the top of your friend or loved one's website.
Now, when a friend or family member comments on a loved ones Journal update, anyone can respond to that comment.
Nearly 90% of CaringBridge funding comes from people like you, who have experienced the power of CaringBridge firsthand. We are deeply grateful for every donation that helps deliver love, hope and compassion -- and supports features such as these.
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