Have you or a loved one ever experienced a life-changing illness or event? I think we’ve all known known someone who was seemingly healthy one day and suffering from a life-threatening illness or diagnosis the next.
For more than 15 years, the nonprofit CaringBridge has served as a lifeline of hope, bringing together families struggling with illnesses and tragedies.
Recently, a close friend of mine from my school days had a very unexpected event such as this occur in her life. While her brother-in-law was vacationing with his family in Hawaii, he suffered a massive heart attack that wound up taking his life not long after. In the days following the heart attack, they used CaringBridge to update everyone of his status. Though I did not personally know this man, I knew his relatives and therefore felt a connection to what they were going through. As we prayed for the family, it was nice to have an easy way to follow what was going on without having to directly ask those around him who were hurting.
Sona Mehring, the founder of CaringBridge wants to share these important collections of stories to inspire hope through her new book, Hope Conquers All. Ranging from young children with cancer, to adults awaiting transplants, these first-person accounts share the importance CaringBridge had in their personal journeys.
For uplifting tales to share with those who are in need of love and support, or even to just reflect on how brave these individuals were through such troubled times, learn more about Sona Mehring’s book and how to purchase here: http://caringb.org/hope