Even in the best of circumstances transitioning from childhood to adulthood can be very challenging. Being born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) makes the transition more challenging. Today's Guests are two CHD Warriors who have gone from teen to adulthood and who can share their experiences with us on what went right and what made their transitions more difficult than they needed to be.
Nicole Vickery is a tetralogy of Fallot Survivor. Nicole attended the University of South Alabama, majoring in Business Finance with a minor in Public Relations. She resides in Huntsville and devotes her time to CHD education through public speaking engagements, the use of social media, book publications, and film production. She felt she did everything she could to make her transition go well, yet things still went wrong!
Dr. Sarah Clark is on a mission to make her Transposition of the Great Arteries and Mustard procedure the least interesting thing about her life. Sarah is Associate Library Director at the Rogers State University Libraries in Claremore, Oklahoma, and recently completed her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Oklahoma State University. Sarah will share with us what happened during her transition period and how parents and teens can make their own tranisition go more smootly.