If you have never been exposed to the greatness of CaringBridge.org, let me introduce you! This is a wonderful organization and ministry that helps families stay connected during times of illness. I have had friends and family members use this amazing service during their time of need, such as during cancer treatments, surgery, or other illness. The sites not only allow you to keep your friends and family updated but allows your friends and family to leave words of encouragement, support, and prayers in the guestbook. Sites, like those from CaringBridge.org, provide a central location for families to keep family members and friends updated in one central location (versus making and receiving a million phone calls during an already stressful time).
Here is a little more information about CaringBridge:
Families unprepared for a loved one’s health diagnosis can be overwhelmed by medical terminology, treatment decisions and hospital visits. It’s times like these that families need support from extended family and friends. But even trying to respond (much less reaching out) to them using phone or personal emails is overwhelming and exhausting. CaringBridge was created to help these families receive support and provide information, while increasing time available for the patient and their caregiver. CaringBridge sites can be an important tool for families dealing with the stress of a health situation, giving them an appropriate outlet for sharing their feelings and receiving support.
CaringBridge provides free personal and private websites to patients and families when someone is facing a significant health challenge. The site provides a place for users to post journal entries and photos, as well as receive messages of hope and encouragement in a guestbook. Centralizing communication saves time and energy. Everyone can stay in touch, regardless of time zones and area codes. On average, half a million people connect through the site each day. You can create a site for yourself or a loved on at www.CaringBridge.org.
If you would like to find out more about this amazing organization, be sure to visit their website!
Now onto the giveaway! CaringBridge was generous enough to provide a comfort kit to giveaway to one of my fabulous, amazing readers! The comfort kit includes items such as lip balm and lotion that are handy to keep at your bedside when illness strikes!
Entering the giveaway is quick & easy! Just leave a comment letting me what is one of your must-have necessities when you flare or are sick! Be sure to add your email address in your comment so I have a way to contact you if you are the winner! The giveaway will remain open all weekend and the winner will be drawn on Monday at 8am!**Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. CaringBridge.org provided the comfort kit for a giveaway to one of my readers. All opinions are 100% my own. I have been touched personally by the awesomeness of this organization and wanted to help spread the word!