Uplift Blog

Meet the Match: Give the Gift that Helps CaringBridge Thrive

When you work at CaringBridge, it really provides perspective on a daily basis: Gratitude for what we have, gratitude for what we can provide to others, a group of people who understand that life is not always easy, but there are things we can do to ease the struggle. So while we’re not unwrapping literal gifts on our 19th anniversary, […]

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Honoring the Story that Started It All, 19 Years Ago

June 7, 1997, was the day baby Brighid was born. And with her birth came the birth of the first CaringBridge website. I created it so that my dear friends could tell their story and get support when she really needed it. The response it got, both from Brighid’s parents and Brighid’s followers—flipped a switch in my brain: Other people […]

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4 Steps to Get Organized: Important Documents and Passwords

Sometimes a big event touches off a nerve that spurs you to get your affairs in order, especially if it involves your health or the health of a loved one. But, really, it’s never too soon to organize important documents and records and store them in a safe place, with all your user names and passwords written down—and no, don’t […]

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CaringBridge Donor Spotlight: Rik Lalim

Please meet Rik Lalim, a long-time friend of CaringBridge. CaringBridge Author, Donor, Volunteer Rik’s been volunteering since the earliest days of CaringBridge. He’s a CaringBridge donor and Advisory Council member. Rik became a CaringBridge donor like many do—after his own experience with the life-changing service. He’s been both a CaringBridge visitor and author for websites for himself and his mother. A […]

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Meet the Luthers

On Memorial Day weekend of 2013, Kevin and Tara Luther noticed something odd: the left side of their son Nolan’s face wasn’t as animated as it usually was. Their holiday weekend turned into an urgent-care visit, which then became a hospital stay. Within the week, four-year-old Nolan underwent two surgeries. At the end of the second surgery, a diagnosis: Nolan […]

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A Place for Bringing Hearts Together

It’s been a long two-and-a-half years since the moment my son Graham was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer. What we thought was a lazy eye turned into the diagnosis no one wants to hear: Cancer. He was just six months old. After Graham’s cancer diagnosis, our lives went upside-down. We were introduced to the world of medical jargon, […]

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