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We are providing this special encore presentation in honor of Frank Celeskey -- one of the Guests in today's show. He was a sweet heart dad who adored his daughter. Sadly, Frank passed away on May 14, 2016. Lauren has set up a GoFundMe to help take care of his burial expenses and to provide for her younger brother. If any of you would like to contribute to it, here is the link: https://www.gofundme.com/25rjxdgc.
So many of us heart parents were told that our children wouldn't survive to adulthood decades ago. It's a different world now, with most children born with congenital heart defects having better surgeries and better outcomes than ever before! But what about the transitions parents have to make? As our CHD Warriors go from being children to adults, how does our relationships change? What about medical decisions? What happens when children don't want parents making medical decisions for them? What happens when children are afraid or reluctant to make those decisions themselves? What are some healthy ways parents can make the transition from being the parent of a CHD child to a CHD adult? We'll discuss those issues with one father of an adult daughter and a mother of an adult son. If you've ever wondered if it gets any easier as our children get older, you won't want to miss this show.