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How to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital. You want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? Flowers, a visit? Or maybe something to help them pass the time? We asked CaringBridge families – the true experts – how to support a friend in the hospital. Here’s what they said: 6 […]

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Young Heroes Who Deserve to Be Famous

Stories of celebrities and sports stars dominate the news. And sometimes those news stories are about celebrities doing good deeds for someone going through a health event. It’s heartwarming to see stars like Johnny Depp and Taylor Swift show up in the hospital and make someone’s day. Celebrities In the News – for all the Right Reasons Johnny Depp Visits […]

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From Feeling Alone to Moving On

Earlier, we met Ben and Ashley. When Ben survived a near-fatal head-on car collision during his morning commute, Ashley, his steadfast girlfriend, took on a caregiver role. During his time in a coma and as he recovered from a traumatic brain injury and multiple bodily injuries from the wreck, Ashley stayed by Ben’s side and ran his CaringBridge website. The […]

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One Second

CaringBridge was the breath of air that we needed after being trapped underwater. One second. That’s all it took. In one second, the life that I loved was turned upside down and shaken out on to the cold, hard ground. Ben, my boyfriend of 7 years, and I were ready to start planning our life. But on the morning of […]

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Facing the Unknown, Together

Nothing bad is supposed to happen to young people. They are full of potential and good health and nearly invincible. At least that’s how it seems it should be. Ben and Ashley, on the verge of some of life’s biggest moments—engagement ring shopping, house hunting—found their lives changed in an instant. It was a sunny fall day when Ashley got […]

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Connecting Moms When They Need It Most

“I feel better right now than I did this morning and that is what I am going to appreciate. I have my son, husband and cat right here on the couch with me. Bella (daughter) is off, happy with a friend for an overnight, and life is good. People all over are holding us up in lots of different ways…it […]

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