A Community of Strangers Took Care of My Daughter When She Was Sick at College

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My daughter is a freshman in college. In planning her move-in late last summer, I stumbled upon a Facebook group just for parents of students at her university. It was full of tips for newbies like me. I was able to find out exactly what my daughter’s dorm room would look like. Members posted pictures and answered questions about what was provided, and what we needed to bring.

Since then, I have accessed the group several times to either request or offer rides home. Being six hours away, having a way to network with others from our area has been incredibly helpful.

I got the dreaded call from my daughter that she had the flu. (Twenty20 @anelehbakota)

I found out just how valuable a Facebook group can be

I recently found out just how valuable this group really was. I got the dreaded call from my daughter that she had been diagnosed with the flu. It was difficult to understand her…

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