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About Laura Ashburn

Laura Ashburn works as a Content Specialist in San Diego. In her free time she enjoys cooking whenever she can and spending time exploring California and all it has to offer.

Laura's Posts:

Creating Special Moments This Holiday Season

Take a moment and recall one of your favorite holidays. The almost-electric buzz from all the excitement, your family and friends smiling because you’re all together, the beautiful decorations—all snapshots that are forever in your memory. Most likely, the memories of the holidays you hold closest are those of the special moments created not necessarily what gifts you received. Yes, […]

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December Volunteer of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver, volunteer or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Chinmayi Chandrashekar, our December volunteer of the month, is a dedicated volunteer in the CaringBridge office helping out on the Customer Care team project. Chinmayi spends a few hours a week supporting various request from our […]

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Thoughtful Gifts for the Caregivers in Your Life

As the weather begins to turn and holiday decorations starting taking their place, the worry of what to get others—including the caregivers you know—begins. Finding a gift for a caregiver doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming, however. Here are a few ideas that might help you find the perfect caregiving gift. The Gift of Rest and Relaxation Sometimes […]

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Facing Cystic Fibrosis with Positivity and Love

Heather and Michael’s second pregnancy in 2008 had been fairly normal; nothing had been flagged as worrisome as the due date arrived. Within minutes of giving birth to baby Lilly, however, both Michael and Heather knew something was wrong. That first hour proved to be critical. Lilly was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and taken into surgery; […]

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The Mackall Family’s Definition of Courage

In the late hours of a frigid night in January 2012, Officer Frank Mackall was answering a call from dispatch when he hit black ice, lost control of his squad car and slammed into a tree. Frank’s wife, Lisabeth, awoke to a knock on the door informing her that her husband had been airlifted with serious injuries to a nearby […]

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Why It’s Worth Making A Health Journey Scrapbook

Whether you’re a caregiver or someone receiving care, this is an important time of your life. You might not realize it now, but there are aspects of this journey you’ll want to remember (trust us!). Creating a scrapbook will keep all facets of your health journey in one place. Not only will this project give you something constructive to do […]

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