Posted by David Connelly


On January 28th we heard from Pat McMorrow from Caring Bridge and Kevin Amundson about How We Heal. 
Caring Bridge has grown: Since 1997, more than 740,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. One in thirteen people in the U.S. have used CaringBridge to rally support for a loved one during a health journey, and our reach extends to 235 countries and territories around the world.
Pat Outlined the impact Kevin’s story has made in the world. With millions of views to his story and more importantly, 59,000 comments on his story. Check out this video shown during the presentation.

Kevin's Story

Kevin told his story, with a couple of points to echo. 
  1. an alarming statistic which was also true in Kevin’s case. For males 16-25 the make the choice to take their own life is within one hour within doing so. 
  2. Make those you care about know you want them here. That you care for their presence. 
  3. Switch up the phrase “I Love You” with statements of meaning. “I glad you are with me”, “I enjoy having you here with me”. These phases shake-up the norm and make us think about our value to others.
It was a deep night of conversations in questions, a community discussion of sorts. All Rotarians in attendance walked away with a better sense of how to communicate the care they have for others and those they love.