Here on the internet, between LOLcats and rambling blogs, is a special place that provides a service which can only be accomplished online. It is the Caring Bridge.
I found out about it in the worst of ways--a friend's son was seriously injured last weekend, on a church ski trip. He has a head injury and is in a coma. I can barely see the screen through the tears.
Beautiful, athletic, funny, intelligent--and now paralyzed on one side. In a coma. Not breathing on his own. This is the kind of tragedy you hear about and think, "How sad." When it becomes a part of your world, life as you know it will NEVER be the same.
I can't do anything right now to help this family heal, but I can spread the word about a wonderful, and free, service that is helping my friends stay connected, and helping them share updates.
What the internet does best---spread the word.