In 1997, Sona Mehring created a website to help two friends with a premature baby communicate with friends and family. That simple act of care and compassion has since become CaringBridge.org, a nonprofit that impacts the lives of families around the world, offering hope and spreading love.
1997: Sona Mehring creates the first site
1998: More than 50 sites are established
2000: Donor supports begins
2001: Board established
2002: Nonprofit status is granted
2005: Donations top $1 million
2006: More than 5,000 sites established
2007: First national media coverage
2009: Spanish-language access is created
2010: CaringBridge.org visits top 1 billion
2012: 132,000 donors; 110 volunteers
2013: Visits to CaringBridge.org total 46 million
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