My mom was diagnosed with cancer and she lives in a very remote area and has few real-life friends. She read that cancer patients have better survival rates if they have a website/blog, so she found caringbridge. It has surpassed all of our expectations of a nonprofit organization. They helped with IT support when my mom decided she no longer wanted certain people accessing her site. It gave her something to do between treatments...she would journal and post plenty of pics of her progress, and family and friends from around the world would support her through the hardest times. I don't know how our family would have been able to get her updates and support her without this site. I would recommend it, hands down, above any other site for anyone having a significant life event. My mom said she would go back and read the posts from people and look at pics people sent her when she was feeling very weak and down. Normally there is always a catch with a good website but there really were no fees, ads, or anything like that. You just need to be aware that if you donate it goes to caringbridge, not to the individual who is using the site. Try it and you won't regret it. Thanks caringbridge- you helped me be by my mom's side when I couldn't do it physically.
I am so grateful for this site. I am able to see what is going on with my dear friend who lives many states away. Caringbridge takes the communication burden off the family while interconnecting all of us who love and support our friend in his time of need.
Caringbridge costs the family nothing which is so wonderful for families who may have extreme financial stress on top of illness.
I am so pleased to donate to this wonderful and loving organization.
May God bless this organization and all the patients and families and doctors caring for them, in Jesus name, Amen.
Review from Guidestar
Beware! Despite hundreds of complaints, this "nonprofit" refuses to change the Donate portion of their pages to make it VERY CLEAR that the donations to NOT go to the site member - they all go to Caring Bridge.
This is ridiculous. It is dishonest and it's deceitful.
During the time when my friend was being treated for a brain tumor, CaringBridge assisted her family and friends in keeping us updated as to her ongoing condition and treatment. Sadly, my friend did pass away but in CaringBridge kept her family and friends connected, even to this day. CaringBridge is a caring, compassionate organization which is strictly non-profit. It exists only through donations. I thank God for such an organization.