In 1997, Sona Mehring’s friends had a premature baby, and they asked her to let everyone know what was happening. Instead of making emotional and time-draining phone calls, she started a website.
CaringBridge instantly became a connection point in ways that were extremely personal and powerful for everyone. The site allowed family members to communicate information to a wide circle of people. They posted daily journal entries and the guestbook enabled visitors to send the family messages of love and encouragement. It became obvious that CaringBridge could help any family going through a health event.