chronic illnessgiveaway + A Giveaway!

If you have never been exposed to the greatness of, 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, 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

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. 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!

7 comments on “ + A Giveaway!

  1. Jen says:

    Fantastic giveaway! I’m considering signing up for ; didn’t realize it was so expanded. I though it was only for cancer patients. 🙂

    My must-haves for flaring: heating pad, icy-hot, Burts Bees chapstick, and my iPhone. (Need Twitter access… LOL!)

    Thank you! xx

  2. Heather says:

    Caring Bridge is AMAZING! I have known several people who have relied on it, including my step-mom when her mom had cancer. It was a good way to keep everyone in the loop no matter where they were!

  3. FeliciaFibro says:

    Just one item? Hmm…probably lotion. My hands get really dry, so I have to apply lotion many times through out the day. When I’m not feeling good, that is certainly not something I want to get up for. I keep it in my desk, every bathroom and next to my bed.

    CaringBridge is great!

  4. Jessica says:

    I’ve been following someone going through brain cancer on caring bridge. I also did not realize it was expanded to other ailments. That’s great!

    My must have item is definately ice packs for my head!

  5. Lissa - Shrinking Jeans says:

    I just love caringbridge and their mission. I have followed many people through their illnesses through their site.

    My must-have item for when I’m sick?? My husband. ;p Unfortunately, he always seems to be working out of town when I’m feeling bad. ;p

  6. C.C. Almon - my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter says:

    I think caringbridge is an amazing way to journey with patients and families while they are dealing with a medical crisis.

    When I’m flaring – I depend on my hubby and daughter to help me through. Also essential is my heating blanket so I can have heat on all my pain places at once. Oh, and a bottle of water. I get really bad dry mouth when I’m flaring.

  7. Angel Collins says:

    CaringBridge is really great. Good thing they provide these kind of service for patients who undergo treatments. Nice post!


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