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Family of the Month – February 2014

This month, we are going to highlight an amazing young girl, her family and the community that went above and beyond to support them during her health journey. On August 2, 2013, Sophia V. and her family received her life-altering diagnosis of stage 4 ryhabdomyosarcoma alveolar. “Our world shattered— we knew something was very wrong with our sweet daughter,” said […]

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Minnesota Wild’s February Charity of the Month

CaringBridge has been recently selected as the Charity of the Month for the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Wild selects Minnesota nonprofits doing good in the local community. CaringBridge has appeared numerous times throughout the organization’s history as they select individuals to participate in Wild sponsored activities. One of the members, Brenna Tobais, of the Community Relations team for the […]

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A Paper Crane Project: Coping with a Parent’s Diagnosis

My Dad’s Diagnosis For six months my studio apartment slowly filled with paper cranes. At first they started lining windowsills then bookshelves, countertops and wallboards. Finally, when space ran out, I strung the cranes using clear fishing wire and hung them on the walls. In June 2013 my Dad was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As a 20-something starting my own […]

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8 Essential Questions about Respite Care

If you’re a full-time caregiver, you can’t do it all. If you feel like you could use a break every once in awhile, don’t be afraid to ask for help or look into respite care. What is respite care? You can continue to care for your loved one in your home, while also hiring a professional for short-term or periodic […]

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Anonymous Generosity: A Cancer Quilt

The Diagnosis After I was diagnosed with cancer in June 2013, I experienced first-hand the significant impact a small, selfless act can make on a patient’s life. Among all the generous acts of outreach and support I received, one anonymous gift—a cancer quilt—stood out. After the initial diagnosis, I went through many tests, procedures and doctor appointments with specialists to […]

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