Solutions in practice
An agile bridge for caring communications
On March 6, University of Georgia baseball player Johnathan Taylor collided head-on with a teammate as both tried to chase down a line drive to the outfield, resulting in a severe neck injury. Local newspapers reported that he underwent surgery that afternoon to stabilize his spine. As of March 25, Taylor was still a patient at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center, which specializes in treating spinal cord injuries.
And he also had more than 39,000 hits on a website devoted to his recovery.
His family and friends were able to begin expressing their concern and well wishes on a website dedicated to the student-athlete within 24 hours after the incident. That’s the work of CaringBridge, an Eagan, Minn.-based nonprofit organization that offers free personalized websites to people suffering from serious health challenges who want to stay in touch with family and friends.
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