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For Our Heart Kids And Their Families: Goodbye From smallbeats

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Can you believe that we have published more than 300 stories for heart kids and their families on smallbeats?

We’ve explained the basic “ABC’s” of heart conditions, and broken down the intricacies of open-heart surgery. We’ve taken you behind the scenes with our staff, and we’ve shared stories from adults who grew up with congenital heart defects (CHD). And yet, it feels like we could still go on and on for another 300+ posts.

However, there’s that old saying that all good things must come to an end—and that time has come for our blog. 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."

Heart And Soul: 5 People Who Overcame Adversity And Changed The World

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When you look at your child, chances are that you see everything she has to offer the world—like her inner and outer strength and beauty.

But kids sometimes struggle with their sense of self-worth, especially when they have health challenges (like heart conditions) that leave them feeling different from their peers. So, they might have a harder time seeing the strength and potential that you can see so clearly. 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.

6 Benefits Of Summer Camp For Kids With Heart Conditions

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Making friendship bracelets. Telling stories in the cabin before bed. Performing silly skits in talent shows. Eating gooey s’mores made around the campfire.

Memories from summer camp can last a lifetime. Just because a child has a heart condition doesn’t mean he has to miss out on these experiences.  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.