To show gratitude for people like you, who help make sure patients and family caregivers don’t go through health journeys alone, the nonprofit CaringBridge team, based in Eagan, invites you to celebrate the spirit of generosity at a free, virtual Giving Tuesday gathering at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Read on for more details, including how to RSVP to the 30-minute online program.
A highlight of the program is a short film documenting a morning with the Erickson Family of Elk River. Kate and Rob, the parents of four kids under 10, have been CaringBridge users since the birth in 2019 of their identical—and conjoined—twin daughters.
Reese and Remi, who are absolutely adorable, were born at Children’s Minnesota, connected through their chest wall, abdomen and pelvis. They shared a liver, and also an umbilical cord.
In April 2020, during a seven-hour procedure involving 20 surgeons, the girls emerged separate, but whole. Reese went home a month later, but Reese faced complications including a stroke, and damage to her brain.
The girls’ mom, Kate, wrote in their CaringBridge Journal: “From the beginning of this journey, it has been my mission to share our story to give back and help as many people as we can. The support and love we have gotten has been indescribable, and I want to be that for others going through something similar.”
In that spirit, you are warmly invited to share in the hope and healing of the Erickson Family’s story, and to learn more about Minnesota-based CaringBridge, which will mark its 25th year in 2022.
To RSVP to the event, click this link: https://www.caringbridge.org/lp/giving-tuesday-2021/
CaringBridge is the first and most widely used global nonprofit social network dedicated to helping family and friends communicate with and support loved ones during a health journey through the use of free, ad-free personal websites. To learn more, visit caringbridge.org.
Thanks to Patricia for providing this article!
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