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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.

How To Educate Siblings About Your Child’s Heart Condition

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A child’s curiosity knows no bounds. While a love of learning is generally a good thing for kids to have, it can be difficult to answer their seemingly endless questions—especially when they want to know about complex issues like congenital heart defects (CHD).  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 Raising 3 Siblings With A Heart Kid Truly Becomes A Team Effort

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Today on smallbeats, we have a parent perspective from Anne Dee Weisdorfer. Anne Dee is the mother of four girls; her youngest daughter, Avery, is a heart kiddo.

Here’s what Anne Dee has to say about raising a heart kid and her three older siblings.  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."