Uplift Blog

Keeping Hope Alive

You may recognize Gavin—we’ve shared his CaringBridge story before, and his charisma is second-to-none. But in case you haven’t met, you must hear Gavin’s extraordinary story: Gavin was a normal 5-year-old kid—loving dinosaurs and full of energy—until one weekend he developed watery eyes, which turned into unusual eye movements, which turned into a trip to the hospital. His mom, Nicole […]

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How a Second Chance Changed My Life

Second chances don’t usually drop out of the sky. But for Candice and Tim, that’s exactly what happened. Tim was a longtime alcoholic whose addiction slowly eroded their marriage. Candice stood by him as he tried and failed to turn his life around, but by 2011 she had finally had enough. Already living apart from Tim, she filed for a […]

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Caring for Two Parents through Illness and Hospice

Elizabeth knows what it’s like to be busy. She raises two teenagers with her husband and works full time in IT product management. On top of this, she authors the Savvy Sandwicher, a blog dedicated to helping caretakers take care of themselves while sandwiched between different generations of family members in need of care. Her sandwich was relatively open-faced until […]

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5 Best Ways to Be a Caregiver’s Cheerleader

In 1998, my mother Bonnie was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, and in 2001 she was stricken with liver cancer. As a nurse, my mother was the one providing care for others. She was even a caregiver for her mother, my Grandma Bessie, before she passed away in 1997 at the age of 94. But with her own cancer […]

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Three Generations, Together Every Step of the Way

“We have walked some places no others would want to walk. Things have changed in our lives.” – Becky R. Rebecca was a first grader when she was admitted to the hospital with pancreatitis. Her grandmother, Becky, focused on two things: healing for her granddaughter, and to walk along side her daughter and son-in-law, Christyn and Brian, during a very […]

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