10: Shannan Pearsall -Raising a Child with Congenital Heart Disease

In this podcast episode, Shannan Pearsall shares her story about her son who has congenital heart disease.

One thing to pay attention to is Shannan's gratitude throughout this interview.

During this interview Shannan talks about:

* When she first found out about her child's heart condition in utero.

* How she and her husband formed a "game plan" once they found out about their son having congenital heart disease.

* Going through her son’s 3 heart surgeries and the family's daily life in between the surgeries.

* Having a second child in between the 2nd and 3rd heart surgery.

* The emotion and impact that visiting Disney World had on her and the family prior to the 3rd heart surgery.

* How she and her husband anticipated and responded differently to the 3 different surgeries.

* The challenges of caring for two children while her son went through the 3rd heart surgery, the Fontan procedure.

* Plus, she shares how her son is doing today.

* She talks about a national organization that she is involved with that helps families with children who have congenital heart disease.

* Moreover, she shares how she tries to help families with children with congenital heart disease every single day.

* Finally, Shannan offers advice to parents who have children with congenital heart disease that may be struggling with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Join us for this exciting episode.

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