Tag Archives: caregiver support

Grown-Up Heart Kids: What I Wanted To Tell My Parents, But Didn’t

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When we were kids, we had secrets we kept from our parents. It’s normal, and heart kids are no different.  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.

Coping With Anxiety When You Have A Baby With A Heart Condition

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Anyone who has ever experienced anxiety knows that this condition is so much more than just passing fear or worry.

As the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) explains, everyday worries tend to disappear over time. But anxiety doesn’t. In fact, it can worsen as time goes by. 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.

Heart Mom: My Hope For My Twins With Congenital Heart Defects

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Today on smallbeats, we have a guest post from heart mom Jamie Woods. Jamie and her husband, Zach, are parents to Ruby and twins Levi and Dylan. Levi and Dylan were both born with congenital heart defects and underwent surgery shortly after birth. Here’s their story—and Jamie’s biggest hope for the twins.  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."