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My Own Silver Linings Playbook: Laughing at My Cancer

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 and PET scans. I worried about all the things most […]

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After Treatment for Lymphoma, an Emotional Roller-Coaster

Recently, my husband and I were sitting shoulder to shoulder at church on a Sunday morning. Within the span of a 45-minute service, I got the giggles, cried and then got the giggles again. Scott finally said, “I don’t care if you laugh or cry. Just pick an emotion!” Pick an emotion? Just one? It sounds easy, but after the […]

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Our Caregiver of the Month – May 2013

Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a family or caregiver that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. For those who have been a part of any kind of health journey, there is an understanding that it will have ups and downs. Each and every individual has their own way of getting through these moments. For […]

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Crafting from the Heart — A CaringBridge Sweet 16 Cake

Who doesn’t love cake? The answer, of course, is almost no one. And 97% of those people are most likely gluten intolerant (I made up that statistic, but it sounds accurate). Unfortunately, there isn’t always an occasion to justify making a cake. So, we have to anxiously wait months until a family member or friend has a birthday which requires […]

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Only Donations Keep Love, Hope and Compassion Flowing

If Kristen Sayers had ever wondered what people meant by “the power of words,” now she knows. “I’m afraid you have breast cancer,” the doctor told her on that August day in 2012. Those were the six words that left her shocked, numb, and in disbelief. She was a 32-year-old wife and mother, a pediatric nurse practitioner who was healthy, […]

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