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Maddy’s Story – Reaching Out with the Promise of Love

In 2001, Cheryl Karpen received a desperate phone call from a father – and old friend – whose daughter had tried to end her life. “Maddy trusts you,” he said. “Won’t you please reach out to her?” At 16, his daughter was fighting a hard battle to fit in and belong at school, but felt only rejection. While her parents and […]

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Tips for Caregivers: Balancing Your Needs

After a stroke left her mother with significant limitations, Bette Scott gladly stepped up to be her caregiver. In contrast to a former life of independence, her mom now had to use a walker, couldn’t drive and needed help organizing medications and appointments. Bette’s father was deceased, so her mother stayed at the family’s home for 10 years. “We were […]

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Words from My Sister – Living, Loving and Laughing Through Cancer

I was considered the writer in the family. Whether writing books or addressing an audience of soccer moms or CEOs, words seemed to flow effortlessly from my heart. Many of my customers confessed they’d hang onto my newsletters for months, insisting their husbands and kids read them too. Never at a loss for inspiration or sharing a lesson learned, I had […]

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Seven Ways to Use Humor for Healing

It’s tough to maintain your sense of humor when you’re in pain, recovering, cooped up — or giving care to someone who’s dealing with these challenges. But using humor as a coping technique can defuse stress, brighten your general outlook and enhance your overall health. Laughing at life’s difficulties (or at least smiling at them) can help you see situations […]

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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – July 2013

Each month, CaringBridge recognizes a caregiver or family that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. This month, we honor Ruth Z. When Ruth’s son Tyler underwent surgery for a recently discovered brain tumor, CaringBridge.org became a resource she depended on daily to share news about his health journey. “I was sitting in the waiting […]

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