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About Katie Dohman

Katie Dohman is a freelance writer and editor living in St. Paul with her husband, new baby girl and two rescue mutts.

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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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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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Holiday Decorations for Any Age

‘Tis the time of year when home decorations make dark days seem brighter. Crafting is a great way to spend time together, and it doesn’t require a lot of running around either. (It’s festive and restive!) 10 Easy Christmas Ornaments Allison McDonald of No Time for Flash Cards remembers making her first holiday ornament: it involved a spool of thread […]

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Tips to be a Great Patient Advocate

Navigating a diagnosis and treatment plan can be frustrating and confusing. But what if you could take steps to be a great advocate for yourself or a loved one? Dr. Emil Lou, an oncologist with a passion for patient advocacy, shares some tips below. Patient Advocacy Tips Take a Deep Breath. When someone is diagnosed, it’s a natural reaction to […]

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Sisters and Best Friends, Conquering Challenges Together

There’s a saying out there about being kind to people no matter what, because we’re all fighting our own battles. In the Geist family, they’ve experienced two battles. One is now, thankfully, conquered—18-year-old Greta’s fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is coming to a close, as recent tests came back showing no signs of her cancer. “I felt relief, happiness, and excitement […]

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Living with Cancer – and with Joy

Kenon Neal has been diagnosed with Stage IV esophageal cancer which metastasized to her liver, after battling cancer in various forms, on and off, over the past 28 years. Despite health challenges, she doesn’t use words like “struggle.” She uses words like “opportunity” and “appreciation.” It’s not easy, she says. But it is a privilege to joyfully live out your days, […]

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