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Colton’s Army Keeps Marching On

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and for 14-year-old Colton Matter, fighting cancer for the 5th time in 5 years has required the strength of Colton’s Army of prayer warriors, professional athletes, family and friends who have been with him on this journey since the very beginning. Forming an Army Suzy, Colton’s mom, started his CaringBridge site the day […]

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Man’s Best Friend Saving Lives

I used to think I understood how beautiful it felt to be loved by a good dog. But then I started hanging around with assistance dogs. And now I see how much deeper love can go. How Service Dogs Make a Difference A well-trained service dog who has been carefully placed into just the right partnership can transform the life […]

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CaringBridge Lessens the Load

For Eddie and Mary Grampp, life is full of “good distractions” with three active kids all under the age of 5 including one starting kindergarten this fall. Eddie, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in June 2012 when their youngest was only four months old, continues to work as an animator at Nickelodeon Animation Studios and inspires others with his […]

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Breast Cancer: Laughing ’Til It Hurts

As I discussed in my first two posts, I successfully used humor to make it through my breast cancer diagnosis and a battery of tests and doctors. But surgery and treatment are where the rubber meets the road. Until I had my bilateral mastectomy, I had never once been a hospital patient or even had so much as a stitch. […]

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What An ALS Family REALLY Thinks About the Ice Bucket Challenge

The following post originally appeared on Bo Stern’s blog in response to the viral success of the ALS Ice Bucket challenge–a challenge that CaringBridge staff enthusiastically took on. Well, we are on week two of the very-viral very-everywhere ALS ice bucket challenge. I know, I know, I can hear the groans…it started out cute and now it’s out-of-control. Played. Clogging up […]

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