The Definitive Source on What to Do and Say When Someone Suffers from a Life-Threatening Illness or Loss of a Loved-One

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We Carry Each Other is a guide for anyone who has ever felt paralyzed by the difficulties facing another person and will help them to find the courage to open their hearts and spirits with the right words and actions when a spouse, child, parent, friend, neighbor, or colleague needs them most.

We Carry Each Other is a guide for anyone who has ever felt paralyzed by the difficulties facing another person and will help them to find the courage to open their hearts and spirits with the right words and actions when a spouse, child, parent, friend, neighbor, or colleague needs them most.

We Carry Each Other
Getting Through Life's Toughest Times
Eric and Sharon Langshur, with Mary Beth Sammons
Foreword by Lee Woodruff, co-author of In an Instant

"We hope this book will inspire readers to make some simple gestures in caring that can make a big difference. Suffering and illness often intensify feelings of isolation. These feelings can be worsened by a lack of communication and community. But they also can be transformative. We share the stories of ordinary people living ordinary lives, which overnight become broken, but who have connected to each other's souls and spirits to become partners in healing. The book looks at the practical, profound, reassuring and humorous ways to respond in the toughest situations. This book becomes group support - a place where people can feel safe enough to talk about what is really going on in their struggle and to reach out and share with you, the reader, ideas for helping.."
~ from the Prologue to We Carry Each Other (Conari Press, October 2007)

Nearly every adult in this country, regardless of age, has been touched by a serious health crisis - their own crisis or someone close to them. During these times of great stress, it is often very difficult for friends and family to find the words to express what they feel for the person going through it. In order to participate fully in that person's life, these adults have turned to the Web for resources, support, and community.

CarePages.com is one such community that began with one family's need to manage a difficult health situation, growing exponentially in the six years since its inception to 3 million active members today. Allowing families to share their story on CarePages.com, the very nature of the site enables members to develop an emotional bond with others in the CarePages.com community, whether they are experiencing similar illnesses or common circumstances.

Now, these inspiring stories, grown organically through the CarePages.com community, are being published in We Carry Each Other (Conari Press, October 2007). These stories of everyday heroes are meant to inspire a social movement in caring towards those struggling with illness, loss and life's difficulties.

We Carry Each Other is a guide for anyone who has ever felt paralyzed by the difficulties facing another person and will help them to find the courage to open their hearts and spirits with the right words and actions when a spouse, child, parent, friend, neighbor, or colleague needs them most.

For additional title information, please visit: http://www.conari.com.

Eric Langshur is the Co-founder and CEO of CarePages Inc., a Chicago-based healthcare services company that provides a nationwide web service for patients, their families, and healthcare providers. Prior to co-founding CarePages with Eric, Dr. Sharon Langshur worked in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She has published numerous clinical research papers in human genetics, has taught medical school courses and is the recipient of several excellence awards in pediatric research. Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist, author, and cause-marketing specialist whose work appears frequently in the Chicago Tribune, Family Circle, Parents, and Beliefnet. She lives with her three teenage children in Chicago's suburbs.

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