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Category Archive: Personal Reflections


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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Father’s Day Book Review: “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber

“Tell My Sons…” review - heartfelt advice from a father.

I recently read a book that had a profound effect on me as a father. I thought that “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber would be an ideal volume to share with you to mark this Father’s Day. I also want to take this opportunity to honor a man I’ve […]

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Our Family of the Month – June 2013

Our June 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. After Ava’s diagnosis with cancer in 2012 and an unexpected and extended stay in the hospital, Jeff and Janell, Ava’s parents, used CaringBridge. Primarily using […]

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My Own Silver Linings Playbook: Laughing at My Cancer

When dealing with a serious condition, humor can help.

I don’t take offense when people call me wacky, offbeat or different. I can’t deny that I find humor in unlikely places. But was cancer really a laughing matter? Well sure, when it was my cancer. Of course I was scared. Yes I held my breath waiting for the results of pathology reports […]

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