One of the unfortunate aspects of representing Social Security disability clients is that many of them become gravely ill during the course of representation. We do what we can to help them, but of course we can’t offer the kind of comfort and support that personal friends and family can offer. One Internet site that makes it easier for family and friends to help in these situations is CaringBridge.
CaringBridge is a site that makes it easier for the family of a patient to keep everyone informed, and gives more distant friends a place to leave messages of support. I hope you never find yourself in need of such a site, but you should take a look at CaringBridge. Here are some excerpts from the site:
A CaringBridge website helps keep loved ones informed during difficult times. In return, family and friends give patient and caregiver support through guestbook messages.
Every free, personalized CaringBridge website includes:
- Patient care journal to update family and friends
- Guestbook for messages of love
- Photo gallery
- Free online support for using the service
Who uses CaringBridge?
More than 20 million families each year turn to CaringBridge for comfort and support during difficult times.
You can create a website for yourself. Or do it for someone you love. It’s a meaningful way to help friends and family during life-changing events such as:
- Cancer treatment
- Chronic illness
- Hospice care
- International adoption
- Military deployment
- Organ transplant
- Premature birth
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- War injury