Uplift Blog

Healing Starts With You

Last week, you met the Pierson family—a big, bright, loving family who has been working together tirelessly to fight Joe Bully, a brain tumor in 8-year-old Gavin’s head. Families like the Piersons exemplify just exactly how clear communication and widespread support can help illuminate a path during a health journey’s darkest days. At CaringBridge, we want to help facilitate that […]

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Choose Hope Over Fear

Living with a life-threatening disease is not what you might think. It is worse, in some ways – but surprisingly better in others. I always imagined being very old before experiencing this myself. Never had I imagined that it would occur before I was 30 years old, and that it would happen to my 5-year-old child. Learning that Gavin had […]

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You Deliver Hope and Healing

You may not know me, but I have felt your kindness and generosity during my family’s darkest time. My name is Nicole Pierson and I’m a mother of three, a wife, a teacher and a CaringBridge supporter. Here’s why: Almost three years ago, I was in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, terrified. Days before, our son Gavin had been his […]

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Gratitude While Facing Crisis

“It’s the very real presence of people expressing their compassion of encouraging me in each moment.” – Jeffery Ford Jeffery Ford and his wife Lynette Marshall have “gotten off the ash heap” many times because of the intervention of the simplest things. Over the last year and a half, Jeffery has been battling back from an infection that sent him […]

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Online Support System Gets Doctor Through His Cancer Journey

“Through CaringBridge, I’ve learned that the ability to communicate with others is crucial when battling a grave illness or disease. People’s support has been vital to getting through what I’ve gone through.” – Dr. Matt Dudley As a physician undergoing cancer treatments far from home, Dr. Matt Dudley relied on the love of family and friends. Things moved pretty fast […]

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How I Survive My Chronic Illness

Chronic illness has humbled me in this way; it has shown me that needing support from loved ones, and sometimes even total strangers, is not a sign of weakness, but one of strength. A Sign of Strength I have always been an independent woman. Even at a young age I insisted on completing tasks on my own. For me, accepting […]

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