Sunday, October 5, 2008

CaringBridge

"Free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery."



I've recently been introduced to CaringBridge. It is a free website/journal set up specifically to meet the needs of people who are going through a troubling time in their life. It helps keep their loved ones informed and provides a place for friends and family to give encouragement, prayers and support.

I found out about CaringBridge from the Say a Little Prayer website, as they are asking for prayers for a young boy who is battling leukemia. I recently ran into it again over at The Askeance as Ray pays tribute to a man in her family who is experiencing the final stages of Cancer. She links to his CaringBridge page. As upsetting as these situations are, CaringBridge has given both of these guys an outlet. They and their families are able to draw strength from the comments people have left, as well as keep everyone updated without making hundreds of phone calls.

If you have found yourself thankful for the experiences you've had with this service or thankful that you and your family have not been in need of this service, you may want to donate to help keep it running.

"Families say the journal provides a therapeutic outlet to reflect on their experience. Patients and caregivers use it to request prayers and support. Loved ones know where to turn for information 24/7.
CaringBridge is a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Nearly 90% of all funding comes from individuals and families who use CaringBridge. Your gift will help us reach every family facing a serious medical condition, to help them stay connected and to help them heal."

If donations aren't your thing... maybe you can send up a few prayers.


1 comment:

Raynola said...

Thank You Lisa, prayers can only help. God blesses us all.