smallbeats is our way of sharing personal experience, professional wisdom and inspiring stories from children and families living with serious heart conditions.

5 Festive Holiday Books To Read With Your Heart Kid

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Reading books together is a great way for heart families to celebrate the holidays. Books are a low-tech way to have fun, be entertained, and impart wisdom and traditions down to a new generation.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

31 Inspirational Quotes For Kids To Learn, Love, And Live By

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For those whose children who are battling a serious illness, the holidays can be a challenging time. But they can also provide a chance to dwell on positive and uplifting thoughts, our best ideals, and our gratitude for what means the most to us.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.

Something My Patients Don’t Know: How They Inspire Me As An Artist

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I started making art around the time I finished my doctoral program. I knew I needed something to do after studying all day every day—a hobby.

At the time, my oldest two kids were preschool age. We were sitting around drawing and coloring and I thought, “This is actually pretty cool.” So, I continued with it.  Read More

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Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.