Earlier this year, we lost a friend of ours to a rare form of cancer. Her name was Maggie and he was only 29 years old. She was one of those rare people who you meet and love immediately. She was kind and funny and magnetic. Her passing has left a hole.
Maggie kept up with her friends over CaringBridge. It is a social network of sorts where people with serious illnesses can connect with friends and family. Maggie and her family used it to let us all know how she was doing as she endured treatment after treatment. It meant a lot for her to be able to express herself to those who cared about her without having to tell her story over and over again to concerned loved ones.
CaringBridge is a really great service that I think we should all know about, and hopefully never really need. The site runs on donations so the more we can help spread awareness, the better. Even if you don't ever visit CaringBridge, please consider keeping those that need it in your thoughts this holiday season.