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Category Archive: Personal Reflections


Our Caregiver Family of the Month – August 2013

August Family of the Month

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a caregiver or family of the month that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. Whether it’s in a classroom or on a CaringBridge Site, communication is important to success. Walt S., an educator, knew this. And during his treatment […]

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

The power of reaching out.

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 […]

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

A CaringBridge Journal inspires.

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 […]

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Our Caregiver Family of the Month – July 2013

CaringBridge Site helps family through son’s surgery.

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 […]

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A Loving Family Keeps Siblings Together As Their Sister Goes Through Cancer Treatments

Siblings support their sister during cancer treatment.

When asked to write about how I helped my family cope with our daughter Marit’s cancer diagnosis and health journey, my first thought was this:  “I did nothing for anyone else in my family. I felt like I was consumed with caring for Marit, and forgot the other children.” Upon […]

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