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Your Caring Community – a Gateway to Healing

Caring Communities Help Healing

Question: When someone is experiencing a health event, what makes them feel better than anything else? Medicine? A good book? An adjustable bed?

No, it’s something even simpler. It’s connection.

It’s knowing that you have a community of people who truly love and care about you. It’s sharing news and receiving words of encouragement. It’s knowing that even in your toughest times, you are not alone.

Every Community, a Healing Experience

CaringBridge is all about the power of connection. We believe it’s the gateway to healing both body and spirit, and that a “caring community” that gives you consistent support can get you through the most complex, emotional times.

That’s why our Sites are places where you, your friends and your loved ones can stay in touch, exchange messages, post updates, find support, write journals – in short, be a community.

It works. It heals. We see it all the time.

Why It’s Fun to Come to Work Every Morning

There are no computer-generated spreadsheets to prove that connection and community are such good things. We know it because we get messages like these, all the time:

“Our Site is a true blessing for helping us stay in touch with our friends and loved ones. Thank you.”   -Warren, friend

“I can’t thank you enough for this extraordinary gift – for helping so many people follow a loved one’s progress and to share our feelings. It gives her pure joy to know how very much she is loved.”   -Colleen, friend

“The support that we have received via this site is humbling – over 24,000 visits since my wife’s journey began last January. Thank you so very much for helping us during our time of need.”   -Robert, husband and father

“I was diagnosed with Lymphoma in May of 2011 and my sister started a CaringBridge Site for me right away.  Through it, she has kept our friends and family updated on my progress and I have been greatly encouraged by all the notes they leave for me to read.  This is a wonderful tool – thank you so much.”   – Christine, patient

Spread the Word

It’s odd, but many people think that their friends want to be left alone, stay quiet, and not be “bothered” with a lot of people pestering them while they get better. In fact, exactly the opposite is true.

So for all the people out there who don’t know about CaringBridge, please share this post. And leave your comments below.

About the Author:

Tom McNulty is a guest blogger for CaringBridge and the author of “CLEAN LIKE A MAN – Housekeeping for Men (and the Women Who Love Them)”.


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