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About Ellen Burkhardt

Ellen Burkhardt is a freelance writer and editor living in Minneapolis.

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Finding Support for a NICU baby – Kaitlyn’s Story

In 2002, Jessica Frider gave birth to her first child, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn had suffered from a lack of oxygen during birth, which caused global brain damage and led to a variety of health difficulties, including cerebral palsy. Kaitlyn was in the NICU for three weeks before Jessica was able to take her home. Reaching Out Jessica first learned about CaringBridge […]

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Finding a Positive Outlook to Help Others Heal

When Candice S. learned her husband, Tim, had been in a skydiving accident, she was more than 60 miles from the hospital—a three hour drive in rush-hour traffic. The doctors at the trauma center filled her in on the injuries when she arrived: fractured skull, three brain bleeds, and split chin to name a few. Tim was classified as an […]

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Hope After a Diagnosis of Li-Fraumeni

The thought of trying to keep everyone updated on both Brent and Laura’s conditions was overwhelming, especially as part of Brent’s treatment involved spending months in New York, 500 miles away from their home in Ohio. CaringBridge, Ann says, has allowed her to stay connected to friends and family, as well as provide a way for members of her community […]

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How to get a Good Night’s Sleep—Part Two

This is the second post in a two part series on how to get a better night’s sleep. You can read the first post here for more helpful tips. Falling asleep isn’t always easy, especially when stress, to-do lists, and worry get in the way. Fortunately, there are practical ways to win back bedtime. Here are some tips from Dr. […]

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