Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind. - Simon and Garfunkel
My brother in law Dan Gallagher was recently diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia a rare blood disorder which damages your bone marrow. Your bone marrow stops producing new red blood cells which places you at a higher risk of infection and uncontrolled bleeding. His symptoms began unassumingly by his feeling a little sluggish and then he began bruising rather easily throughout his body. A visit to the doctor, a diagnoses, and he is now being treated at the City of Hope in Duarte California. This all happened literally from one day to the next!.
Your whole life and those you love is overturned in a blink of an eye how do you let those you love know without setting up a literal telethon to communicate to family and friends. Limiting vists so as to not disturb Dan as he tries to get some much needed rest after treatment, and the medications to continue the fight.
The task is overwhelming but now manageable thanks to Caringbridge.com
Caringbridge.com provides families with critically ill family members with a free website to communicate well wishes, love, and encouragement. It keeps everyone in the "loop and it keeps everyone from feeling isolated from the patient on down to everyone else.
I wanted to thank the founder Sona Mehring who created the site as it has given my sister Pam an outlet to communicate with everyone. Being able to update us all as to Dan's recovery and to see all of the well wishes from friends and family is uplifting.
The picture above illustrates a bridge "My analogy" (caringbridge) leading to a lighthouse. That lighthouse to me symbolizes how the lord is using Dan to shine for those who are lost.
To visit Dan's site click on Dan's Caringbridge site
You may know someone who could use a site like this?
To learn more about caringbridge go to www.caringbridge.com
May the source be with you