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 previous ten years. There are many reasons parents choose to homeschool their children but one obvious reason to homeschool a child with a congenital heart defect is to minimize a medically fragile child's exposure to germs and diseases. That's where today's Guest, Erin Ayscue, is an expert. As the mother of a child with a critical congenital heart defect, as well as other medical conditions and learning disabilities, Erin understands the importance of providing a learning environment rich in resources with minimal risk of exposure to illnesses that could hospitalize her child. Tune in to hear Erin share her experiences in homeschooling a special needs Heart Warrior with us. She'll share why she chose to homeschool her daughter, the kind of curriculum she has developed and suggestions and advice for others in the heart community.