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Heart to Heart with Anna

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A radio show for the congenital heart defect (CHD) community to let them know that there is hope! We discuss issues of importance to to enrich, empower and educate the CHD community.

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Green Bay Packer #96 -- Michael Montgomery -- was a defensive end with a history of 123 tackles and 5 sacks. He also harbored a little-known secret -- he was born with a potentially life-threatening congenital heart defect. Had it not been for the quick thinking of the Texas A & M football staff, Michael Montgomery very well could have died in college and would never have played professional football. Today he talks with Anna about how his heart defect was diagnosed, what happened after the diagnosis, what it meant to him to play professional football and what he's doing now to help save other athletes from potentially succumbing to an undiagnosed heart defect.
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On-Demand Episodes

What happens when our Heart Warriors age out of high school but are not ready for college or trade school? What can parents do to prepare their children for adulthood when cognitively they may not be where their peers are? Join us... more

Season 10 of Heart to Heart with Anna is focused on educational issues but almost all of the programs have dealt with Heart Warriors in the United States. Join us with this program as we go Down Under to talk with an Australian Heart... more

Join us in this episode as we investigate a world filled with acronyms and letters (504 Plans, IEPs, ARDs). Special Education Instructor and Heart Mom Marie O'Donnell demystifies the world of special education as she explains what... more

The number of families in the United States and around the world who are choosing to homeschool seems to be on the rise. There are a number of countries where it is illegal to homeschool but in the countries where it is not illegal, it is a... more

What happens when you expect a perfectly healthy baby but after delivery you discover your baby has a heart defect -- one that will require open-heart-surgery to fix? How can ordinary parents learn about the function of the heart? What... more

It is a commonly known fact in the congenital heart defect (CHD) community that now there are more adults alive with CHDs than babies being born. That means we have more people reaching adulthood than ever before and that means... more

This season we're focusing on education for Heart Warriors and today's show exemplifies how learning is a life-long process. Today's show deals not only with how Heart Warriors can continue their eduation about congenital heart defects... more

The United States Department of Education reports that homeschooling continues to grow with an estimated 1,770,000 homeschooled students in 2013. That is 3.4% of the school-aged population! This is an increase of 61.8% over the... more

Military families lead a very different life than civilian families do. Military families come from all walks of life and, when their children are diagnosed with heart defects, the challenges can vary according to location, branch of service, and of... more

Many years ago, when people were diagnosed with congenital heart defects, their doctors warned parents about the dangers of allowing their children to cry, to become upset or to exert themselves. What have doctors learned from those... more