Have you been to The Caring Bridge ? An Appreciated Visit

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

Have you been to The Caring Bridge ? While the reason to be there is one we hope you have no need for...that it exists at a time when a friendCaringBridge or family member needs support most is the reason it exists.

    Today is one of those days...a friend is having a double mastectomy and reconstruction beginning at 9 am. It is a very long surgery with both a cancer and plastic surgeon peforming what we know will be healing magic for our friend. The hours that the family and friends wait feels like eternity and we will be sure that there is more than hospital food for them during this time.

  The CaringBridge.org is a site where people who are going thru health challenges can construct their own websites and give people progress reports on their healing. As a "Caring Bridge Visitor" you can leave supportive messages for the person most in need of them without disturbing them or their loved ones during a difficult time.

  healing stone Lots of times when there are health issues...you want to help...you want to know how someone is feeling..if they are ready for visitors or want some time to heal but soooo appreciate your good thoughts.

     You need only put in the person's name and register and add a bookmark if you wish. You find a "journal of their journey" and what the person wishes to share with on as timely a basis as they choose. You will be notified by email as your "patient" updates their health progress.

    In our mind's eye...we see her as whole, healthy and complete and know that after a restful day in ICU she will be resting comfortably in her room and anxious to go home where her "real rest" will begin.

      Everyone knows someone who experiences a health issue of some kind and would welcome this kind of "semi techie" healing assistance to Helping handsgive them the warm words and comfort they need most...don't keep this site a secret. If you wish you may contribute to this non profit so that they can continue doing their good work for people in need...just go to their site...www.CaringBridge.Org and explore the opportunities to offer assistance to people when it is most needed. Please 

bookmark or share this post...you know you will know or do know someone who can benefit from the comfort this site can bring.

    Now you know how you can be the greatest help in the way that someone needs it...at the time that they choose...it doesn't get better...and we know that our friend....and all of yours who choose to use this site...are getting better every day. And So It IS !

      This has been a personal and public service post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty sending all of you and yours healthy and healing thoughts. Please share this with everyone you know ...sometimes we all need a helping hand and a healing thought.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sally. Must admit to never hearing of this site until this morning. Good to know. Good luck to your friend as she recovers. Enjoy your day.

May 31, 2019 04:44 AM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

After my first heart surgery 4 years ago (2 weeks in ICU) I had a caring bridge when I got home with friend after friend, meal after meal, lawn mowed after lawn mowed - all from my church and neighbors.

May 31, 2019 05:11 AM #3
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I even got few emails and phone calls from people on AR.  Remember...?

May 31, 2019 05:11 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I do remember Jay Markanich  and it is such a wonderful non intrusive caring way to share as you wish...and let people who care be the kind of help you need.

May 31, 2019 05:14 AM #5
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sally,
I have heard of the Caring Bridge but only knew one person who used it many years ago, probably soon after it was created.  I love the concept and find this a very worthy non-profit to support.  Thank you for reminding me.

May 31, 2019 05:39 AM #6
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I have never heard of the Caring Bridge before, but I am going to have to check it out.  That sounds like such a wonderful blessing for those going through difficult health issues such as cancer.  Thanks so much for sharing!

May 31, 2019 05:42 AM #7
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I  had not heard about it but will pass it onto some friends who could use it. It has been a bad week in my neck of the woods for tragedy, with friends having a fire, another with a cancer set back and one whose daughter has CF. It really shakes you and not knowing hurts waiting for that next update

May 31, 2019 06:14 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Sally. I never heard of this but really think it is terrific as are you.

May 31, 2019 06:31 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is such a great way to keep people informed, I have followed a few and even though it is sad, it is good to know what is going on with those that we love.  My Mom never wanted to participate in it when she was diagnosed with Cancer though.

May 31, 2019 06:59 AM #10
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Sally, you did a great thing by alerting us to the Caring Bridge. Like most of the others here, I hadn't heard about it before. What a great concept. Wishing your friend, you and all her loved ones a successful outcome following today's procedure.

May 31, 2019 07:00 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for telling us about this site. I was not familiar with it.

May 31, 2019 07:42 AM #12
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Happy Friday Sally. I have never heard of the Caring Bridge website but I like the idea. Thanks a bunch for sharing it!

May 31, 2019 07:47 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like many others have said, I am not familiar with the Caring Bridge website, and I am wishing your friend well.  A

May 31, 2019 07:57 AM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

What a great idea Sally K. & David L. Hanson. Thank you for sharing it with us.  I have not heard of it.  Hopefully, some large donor can get an ad campaign out there to spread the word as well as people like you and us to get the word out. 

May 31, 2019 08:30 AM #15
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David - I learned of the "caring bridge" recently and for many it is a part of the healing process and one that can be controlled.  An informative post.  Best wishes to your friend.  

May 31, 2019 08:46 AM #16
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Ashburn, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sally and David, I had not heard of Caring Bridge and think it's wonderful. Bookmarked. Wishing your friend a full recovery, I know you'll be there for her every step of the way. 

May 31, 2019 10:44 AM #17
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David thank you for sharing this.  I will bookmark this site, but pray I will never need to use it.

May 31, 2019 03:52 PM #18
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Caring people at The Caring Bridge, what a wonderful way to give back. Gl;ad you put the word out on this organization today Sally!

May 31, 2019 03:59 PM #19
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Someone you know may wish to use the Caring Bridge George Souto for many it is a huge comfort and it gives permission for people to help in the ways they are most needed as updates are given on when the patient can have company or may be in need of assistance.

May 31, 2019 04:04 PM #20
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Sally and David - once again thanks for posting this.  I have someone in mind right now.

Jun 01, 2019 03:52 AM #21
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