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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.

7 Ways To Help Keep Your Heart Kid’s Energy Up This Halloween

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Kids. Halloween. Between costumes, candy, and crafts, what’s there for a kid not to love?

There’s no reason heart kids can’t celebrate Halloween if their doctor approves it. They can dress up, go trick-or-treating, and splurge a little on candy. However, all of the excitement of Halloween can make a heart kid extra tired.  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."

By The Numbers: 5 Questions And Answers About Organ Transplant

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Everyone talks about organ donation during Donate Life Month in April. But—as any parent with a child waiting for a new heart knows all too well—organ donation and transplantation is an issue that needs awareness year-round.  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."