16. Catherine Campbell – Living Life With A New Heart.

In this episode, Catherine talks about her daughter’s journey with congenital heart disease. She talks about when she first found out about her daughter’s heart condition. How she chose a pediatric cardiologist to care for her daughter’s heart. The challenges of her daughter being born pre-mature with congenital heart disease. The stress of the going…

Continue Reading →

15. Dr. Jeffrey Vergales-A Pediatric Cardiologists Talks About Caring For Children With Single Ventricle Hearts In Between The Blalock -Taussig Shunt Surgery and the Glenn Procedure.

In this episode, Dr. Vergales, who is a pediatric cardiologist, talks about many different aspects of caring for children with a single ventricle heart. In addition, he goes into great depth about caring for children with single ventricle hearts in between the Blalock-Taussig Shunt Surgery and the Glenn Procedure. In this interview, he discusses: -Why…

Continue Reading →

14: Lee Gibson- Overcoming The Challenges Of One Of The Rarest Types Of Cancer.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so in this week’s podcast Lee shares his story about his son, who at 3 years old, was diagnosed with one of the rarest types of cancer. Let’s talks about: -His son being diagnosed with one of the rarest forms of cancer. -The challenges of being in the hospital…

Continue Reading →

13: Laura Carpenter- Part 2-Talks About Congenital Heart Disease and Shares Resources To Help Parents

In this week’s episode we conclude our interview with Laura Carpenter.  In part 2 of Laura Carpenter’s interview she talks about: How children process stress through play  Children and their resilience CHD the lack of awareness of local pediatricians and pediatric emergency rooms. Ways to be prepared if your child has to go to the ER.…

Continue Reading →

12: Laura Carpenter- Talks About Her Daughter, Who Had One Of The Rarest Forms Of Congenital Heart Disease And Losing Her Child

In part 1 of Laura Carpenter’s interview, she talks about her experience with her child, who had one of the rarest forms of congenital heart disease called truncus arteriosus, plus why she is so determined to help other families who have children with congenital heart disease. Here are some of the topics Laura talks about:…

Continue Reading →

11. Dr. Jonathan Swanson – A NICU Doctor Talks About Caring For Newborn Babies With Complex Medical Conditions

In this episode Dr. Swanson, a neonatal intensive care doctor (NICU) at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital talks about:   What inspired him to become a neonatologist. Shares specific types of training NICU doctors need to care for a wide variety of children born with complex medical conditions. Why the child and parents benefit, if the…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

9: Bre Whorton – The Value of Home Health Nurses, Caring For The Child, And Supporting The Family

In this episode, Bre talks about home health care nurses and how they care for the child and support the family. Plus, baby Finn even joins us in this episode! Here are some of the topics she discusses: The biggest rewards and challenges of being a home health care nurse. Limitations and restrictions of her…

Continue Reading →

8: Jared Johnson- Helping People After The Agony And Pain Of Losing A Child.

In this episode, Jared talks about the most painful experience in life that anyone can experience and that is losing a child. He talks about the day, 10 years ago, that changed his life forever and offers advice for other families going through a similar situation. In this episode he shares: The challenges of losing…

Continue Reading →

7. Dr Paul Matherne – Caring For Children With Congenital Heart Disease.

In this episode, Dr. Matherne, who is a pediatric cardiologist,  shares his insights, and talks about the different aspects of caring for children with congenital heart disease.     *He talks about the advances in technology and the services that can be now be offered to children with complex congenital heart disease.     *How…

Continue Reading →

Page 5 of 6