Sunday, August 23, 2009


On August 29, 2008, a brain tumor was found on Luke's left occipital lobe and on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 the tumor was removed at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.

So begins an entry on the journal page for our friend's little boy, Luke.

Caring Bridge offers free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery. It was one of the first social networking blogs!

Since Caring Bridge was begun in 1997, there have been 155,000 personal web pages created to give families an outlet for medical information about their loved one. The information is immediately available, and eliminates the need to make all of the phone calls necessary to update family and friends. The site includes sections to post information, a guestbook for concerned people to post their well wishes and prayers and a photo gallery.

If you know someone with a critical illness, premature baby, cancer treatment, stroke, war deployment or injury...consider creating a Caring Bridge webpage for them. It's simple to do and free of charge. It's a great way to easily stay connected to friends and family.

Check them out here. It can make all the difference!

And tonight, say a little prayer for Luke. He's a great kid, battling a terrible disease.

Thank you!

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Susie said...

He and his family are in my thoughts.

Melissa B. said...

Sending positive vibes his way. This is a lovely post, BTW.

MamabearMills said...

praying for him right NOW

McVal said...

A very dear friend used the Caringbridge website too. Luke has our prayers.

a H.I.T. said...

When an old boss (and friend) of mine was in a critical accident that left her brain damaged and her new husband dead it was Caring Bridge that brought us all together and provided her with the love and support to encourage her to keep on trying. It really is a wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing.