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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.

5 Fascinating And Inspirational Books For Teens

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While heart teens might not be doing things like using magic to battle the forces of evil in their everyday lives, they definitely know what adversity is about. Sometimes, the hidden challenges—like learning to accept yourself and live with the unfairness of a heart condition—can be the most difficult ones.  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.

Body Image Issues: 4 Tips To Help Teens With Heart Conditions

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Surgery scars. Weak muscles. Underdeveloped bodies. Physical differences can cause a teen with a heart condition to feel self-conscious.

It’s common for kids to become more aware of their bodies—and possibly feel awkward or uncomfortable about them—during their teen years. Adolescents might compare their appearance to those of their peers.  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.