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A Tale of Two Babies

The journey to becoming a parent is rife with surprises. From the first positive test to all the rest. They’re supposed to be happy ones—or, at least, fulfill those parenthood rites of passage. With that optimism in mind, Ben and Natalie Bushaw set off to their first ultrasound. There they received the first of many giant surprises: It wasn’t just […]

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Jeff and Mary’s Story: Lives of Purpose

“I didn’t let cancer destroy me and we didn’t let cancer destroy our family. In some way he is living through this new life.” – Mary A Journey Based in Love Mary is full of life. She’s vivacious, spunky and some would even say feisty. But this story is not just about Mary – it’s about Jeff too – and […]

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How to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital. You want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? Flowers, a visit? Or maybe something to help them pass the time? We asked CaringBridge families – the true experts – how to support a friend in the hospital. Here’s what they said: 6 […]

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Young Heroes Who Deserve to Be Famous

Stories of celebrities and sports stars dominate the news. And sometimes those news stories are about celebrities doing good deeds for someone going through a health event. It’s heartwarming to see stars like Johnny Depp and Taylor Swift show up in the hospital and make someone’s day. Celebrities In the News – for all the Right Reasons Johnny Depp Visits […]

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From Feeling Alone to Moving On

Earlier, we met Ben and Ashley. When Ben survived a near-fatal head-on car collision during his morning commute, Ashley, his steadfast girlfriend, took on a caregiver role. During his time in a coma and as he recovered from a traumatic brain injury and multiple bodily injuries from the wreck, Ashley stayed by Ben’s side and ran his CaringBridge website. The […]

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One Second

CaringBridge was the breath of air that we needed after being trapped underwater. One second. That’s all it took. In one second, the life that I loved was turned upside down and shaken out on to the cold, hard ground. Ben, my boyfriend of 7 years, and I were ready to start planning our life. But on the morning of […]

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