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What to Say

13 Good Things to Say to Someone with Cancer

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say or do. Sadly, this sometimes translates into saying nothing at all. Every relationship is different, so there a…

World Caring Day is June 7

World Caring Day on June 7 is an opportunity for everyone to practice caring, which is needed now more than ever. An initiative of CaringBridge to mark 25 years of supporting people on health journey…

What to Say to Someone With Breast Cancer

Finding out someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer can be a shock. It’s normal to feel like a deer-in-the-headlights and stumble over the right ways to show support when someone is dealing wi…

Caregiving

10 Thoughtful Gifts for Caregivers to Show You Care

Whether a family caregiver is a spouse, child, sibling, relative or a friend, taking care of someone facing a health crisis can be a thankless task. This is especially true if a caregiver is working w…

7 Helpful Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

Maybe you have an aging parent who lives a few hours away. Or, maybe one of your children who lives out of state has recently suffered an injury. You want to be near them and care for them, but distan…

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.

Healing

nurse with arms folded

Emergency Hospital Bag Checklist: 8 Essential Items

Rushing to the hospital can be nerve-wracking, but you can prepare by packing some essential items beforehand. Whether it’s for you or a loved one, having an emergency hospital bag will make any pat…

Helping

Ava Lopez at hospital speaking to patient

8 Best Ways to Support a Friend in the Hospital

You’ve just found out a family member or friend is in the hospital, and you want to show you’re thinking about them. What would help the most? A thoughtful card? Or maybe something to help them pa…

13 Good Things to Say to Someone with Cancer

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say or do. Sadly, this sometimes translates into saying nothing at all. Every relationship is different, so there a…

How to Encourage & Help Someone With Lung Cancer

Pictured above is Cathy Bluey and her daughter—their story is part of the CaringBridge How We Heal Series. When a loved one is diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s normal to feel at a loss for how to …

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