"CaringBridge is a place that not only recounts the highs and lows, the needs and the wants, but also hows and whys. And it’s all in one place, without any of the noise that comes with other social networks—and without any of the ads or security concerns, too. And people know they can come there to communicate directly with us, to let us feel their love and support holding us up, especially on days where it feels like everything is crumbling. It is a place just for us, and families like ours."
Many ALS/MND patients and their caregivers don’t have the time, energy, and tools to keep family and friends in the loop and also ask for the help they need. Recognizing that many people with serious illnesses face this challenge, a nonprofit organization called CaringBridge developed a way for you to create a free personal website that can reduce reduce time and emotional energy spent on repeated phone calls and emails and keep everyone informed with the same, accurate information. People living with ALS/MND and their families have one centralized, private place to share health updates, request help, and even receive emotional and financial support.
HOW TO CREATE A FREE WEBSITE IN FIVE EASY STEPS:
1. GET STARTED
Visit https://www.caringbridge.org to create a free, personalized, advertisement-free site.
2. PERSONALIZE IT
Give your CaringBridge website a name, add a main site photo and select a cover photo.
3. POST AN UPDATE
Tell people what’s happening with a quick update or longer Journal entry. Your site is all about you and what you need to say and hear.
4. GET SUPPORT
Write a message explaining ways family and friends can best help you—because they want to help you. You can even link your CaringBridge website to a personal fundraiser or other helpful tools.
5. SHARE IT
Invite people to visit or share a link on other social media sites.
Since 1997, more than half a million CaringBridge websites have been created. One in nine people in the U.S. have used CaringBridge to rally support for a loved one during a health journey, and their reach extends to 236 countries and territories around the world.
To learn more or create your own page, visit caringbridge.org.