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The Kim family lived through a scary time during Baby Hazel's birth. Meet them and learn about their inspiring journey on our blog.
After a routine pregnancy, Baby Hazel Kim made a very dramatic entrance into this world. After oxygen deprivation, chill therapy and a lengthy hospital stay, she is now 17 months old and home, where she should be. Her family and friends still follow her CaringBridge updates. Read on about her amazing journey.
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"Sometimes all that got me through long days at the hospital with my son were the prayers and well-wishes of people who cared about us." - Kathy, a mom who's been there
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Read about 8-year-old Gavin and his incredible journey against a brain tumor named Joe Bully. Find out how his family has found hope and healing amidst the battles—and what you can do to help. http://caringb.org/aK
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An interview with CaringBridge Founder and CEO Sona Mehring. She appeared on What’s Brewin’ to share how CaringBridge began and how the nonprofit connects millions of people each year.
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Thank you so much for what you do! It's so great to a) KNOW what's going on! b) be able to post the details knowing only those who are supposed to see this information can share in it. Thank You!
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Barbara and her family made a donation in honor of a loved one. “It's a long way from the Virgin Islands and we're so happy to have this website to keep us posted.”
Help connect those near and far when it matters most. caringb.org/eM
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During their son Graham's retinoblastoma treatment, Erica and Darren Kunert were grateful CaringBridge made it easier for them to communicate with and gather strength from family and friends. https://youtu.be/CRZmdGUvZpY
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One second. That's all it took for Ben and Ashley's lives to be turned upside down. Hear Ashley tell their story in her own words: http://caringb.org/fL
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Meet 8-year-old Gavin. He loves wrestling, karate and marine biology. And he’s been fighting a brain tumor for three years.

CaringBridge has been a lifeline for his family to talk about their hopes and fears and get the help they've needed to get through their journey.

Get an inside peek at how their healing process has come along: http://caringb.org/eR
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CaringBridge—winner of the DfE, Experience that Makes a Difference award—explains how to make real positive impact with UX.
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Honoring her father’s passing, Kimberly Wright walked 500 miles along the #CaminodeSantiago in an effort to raise awareness for CaringBridge. caringb.org/gH

For Kimberly Wright, CaringBridge was the lifeline her family needed after her father, Tom Ess, was diagnosed with colon cancer.

How CaringBridge Helped
CaringBridge assisted Tom’s family in two ways.

First, his family was able to quickly and easily get updates out to family and friends. According to Kimberly, without CaringBridge her mom and dad would never have been able to physically and emotionally communicate everything that was happening.

Second, the CaringBridge Guestbook comments gave Tom the encouragement, motivation and hope he needed to continue his cancer journey. Kimberly says, “CaringBridge allowed both my parents to feel the love of others when they needed it most during this very difficult trial.”

Tom beat all the odds and lived for three years after his initial diagnosis. After his funeral, Tom’s family found great comfort in those that continued to leave supportive and loving comments on his CaringBridge website.

Raising Awareness Worldwide
After Tom’s passing, Kimberly wanted to spread the word about CaringBridge around the globe. To raise awareness, Kimberly and her daughter Haley decided to walk the Camino de Santiago, wearing CaringBridge shirts each day.

The Camino de Santiago is a 500 mile trail that begins in the French Pyrenees and ends at Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. People from all over the world come to walk the grueling Camino path for a variety of reasons including outdoor exploration, exercise, and spiritual and religious pilgrimage.

The Most Rewarding Part
For Kimberly and Hailey, the most rewarding part of their journey was meeting people from every corner of the globe and chatting to them about CaringBridge. As they encountered people from South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Argentina, England, the United States and many other countries, they told everyone about the benefits of using Caringbridge.

Nearly everyone they met had never heard of CaringBridge. According to Kimberly, once they were told about CaringBridge, many replied that they had a friend or family member that could use it. Additionally, people were impressed that creating a personal website was available to anyone, anywhere at no cost.

Kimberly says, “Hopefully, through our efforts spreading the word, many more people from all over the world will be able to experience the healing and hope that CaringBridge provides to those who are in the midst of a challenging journey.”
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Nicholas - Thank you for sharing your story. Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your wife. What a beautiful way to honor her memory. Please keep us post regarding your hike in June!
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Share, Connect and Rally Support through Personal, Protected CaringBridge Websites
Introduction

CaringBridge is a global nonprofit social network that supports love and connection when it matters most, during a health journey. We provide personal, protected websites where you can share updates, receive messages of encouragement and coordinate everyday help during a health crisis.

Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our donors and volunteers, CaringBridge connects and serves millions of people each year.