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Words of Encouragement for Cancer-Related Hair Loss

Pictured above is Courtney Lamb, whose story is part of the CaringBridge How We Heal Series. For many, hair is one of the most beautiful and important parts of personal identity. Hair helps everyone e…


Advice for Caring for a Cancer Patient at Home

Pictured above is Jen and Nic Ndegwa, whose story is part of the CaringBridge How We Heal Series. Caring for a cancer patient at home can be a demanding job. If you’re new to the cancer caregiving p…

Family of Conjoined Twins: With Hope Comes Healing

Kate and Rob Erickson of Elk River, MN, have used CaringBridge since the birth of their conjoined twin daughters, whose lives since separation surgery in 2020 continue to reflect love, joy and a belief that with hope, anything is possible. So that what they’ve been through might help others on health journeys, the Ericksons have generously shared their family’s story as part of the How We Heal series.


A Framework for Healing: Believe, Belong, Be

To honor hundreds of thousands of patients and family caregivers who use CaringBridge every day, we have been working with a National Geographic photographer and filmmaker to capture stories of hope a…

Exploring the Topic of Healing

CaringBridge has served as the world’s witness to good stuff that comes out of bad stuff since June 7, 1997, when founder Sona Mehring, of Eagan, MN, launched one website to support two college frie…


What to Bring to Your First Chemo Treatment: 6 Tips

Preparing for your first chemo treatment can unsurface a variety of emotions. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is stressful, let alone preparing for an intense treatment. Know that any intimidation or …

15 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients

When you find out someone you know has cancer, you won’t always know exactly what to say or do to make his or her experience easier. Giving a thoughtful gift is one of the many ways you can show sup…

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