Category Archives: Life After Transplant

2 Major Feelings You’ll Face After Your Child’s Heart Transplant

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When your child has had a heart transplant, an ocean of emotion might come crashing into your mind. Bewilderment, hope, dread, protectiveness—all of these things kick in almost instinctively.

If your emotions are all over the map, please be assured it’s normal, and it’s just a measure of how much you love your child.  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.

Keeping It Cool—Together: 6 Ways To Relieve Stress As A Family

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Raising a family when a child has a chronic health issue like a heart condition can be stressful. And sometimes—despite a person’s best intentions—that stress can spread from one family member to the next.

When tensions are running high, people might feel disconnected from each other. But working together to reduce family stress can bring everyone back together—and perhaps even closer than before.  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.

4 Tips For Celebrating July 4th With Heart-Healthy Fun

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The 4th of July is one of those feel-good holidays. Fireworks, barbecues, spending the day with family—it’s something everyone looks forward to.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."