Tag Archives: Children with Congenital Heart Defects

Dream Big, Read! A Super-Fun Summer Reading Program At Children’s

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Today, we have a guest post from Peggy Smith, B.S. M.S. Peggy is the School Teacher/Education Liaison here at Children’s.

Reading has always been a passion of mine, but that passion goes beyond the stories themselves. I am a big advocate of literacy, particularly in children.

Kids read in school, but research has shown that students who read for fun—not because it’s an assignment—perform better in school. At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, we want to support that kind of reading.  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."

How To Help Heart Kids Keep Up When They Have To Miss School

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When your child is sick and has to spend time in the hospital, missing school might be the last thing on your mind. That’s understandable—your goal is to get your kiddo healthy.  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.

3 Ways Siblings Can Help Kids With Congenital Heart Defects

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Oftentimes, siblings are eager to help when their brother or sister has a congenital heart defect. And there are actually many ways that they can do that—both directly and indirectly.  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.