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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 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

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Comments (5)

Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I am featuring this in,"Christianity and Real Estate" as a prayer request.... May the Lord bring healing to this young man!!

Aug 05, 2008 07:47 AM
Pablo Santibanez
Buildalegacygroup - Santa Clarita, CA


Thank you for featuring my blog as a prayer request. My prayer is that we all nationally take a moment to pray for Dan and my sis Pam.  That he be strengthened in his faith that he continue to be an example of the Lord's love during this period in his life.   Thank you brother.

Aug 05, 2008 09:25 AM
Jane Page Thompson
Aiken Properties - Aiken, SC

Pablo, Caringbridge has allowed me to keep up with a friend's son with neuroblastoma.  It has brought so many of us together to support them while they deal with the chemo and his father being in Iraq.  I send up prayers for your family, too.  God Bless!

Aug 14, 2008 01:36 PM
Pablo Santibanez
Buildalegacygroup - Santa Clarita, CA
Hi Jane, Thank you for your prayers. I am glad to learn that you are able to support your friend with her son's illness. It must be a very challenging time for her having her husband in Iraq. It is so important to those who are suffering illnesses to hear from family and friends by utilizing tools such as Caringbridge. I will pray for your friends son, and that his father returns safely from Iraq. Take care Jane May the Lord continue to bless you, your family, and friends.
Aug 15, 2008 07:59 AM

This is great post. I just recently learned about CaringBridge, and I am so glad to have learned about this amazing service. I wrote a blog post about it too, if you want to read it you can take a look at


Mar 25, 2010 10:13 AM