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About Michelle Van Engen

Michelle Van Engen is the Senior E-communications Specialist at CaringBridge. When she’s not online, she’s probably reading, playing volleyball, baking or checking items off her life list.

Michelle's Posts:

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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A Mother’s Love, Amplified

Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love. Every day at CaringBridge, we see examples of moms who would move mountains to help their children. With Mother’s Day just a few days away, we thought you might be inspired by the courage and optimism of these four moms. Happy Mother’s Day! 4 CaringBridge Stories for Mother’s Day Ann’s Story It’s […]

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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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The Power of Positivity

“Each morning of my cancer journey, reading my CaringBridge messages was the first thing I looked forward to.” – Steven Lewis Steven Lewis is the author of the book, “The Ripple Effect: How a Positive Attitude and a Caring Community Helped Save My Life.” Steven used CaringBridge during his two battles with pancreatic cancer and says CaringBridge was instrumental in […]

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Share Your Heartfelt Moments

Certain moments in our lives are worth remembering, celebrating and sharing. It is those everyday moments that fill your heart with joy that you’ll never forget and that still bring a smile to your face. These are the heartfelt moments we will always celebrate. Here are a few of the heartwarming moments we’ve gathered, and share your special moments in […]

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