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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist


May 25, 2022

This episode is sponsored by SmileMakers!

On today’s episode, Annie Jones, CCLS is our guest host! We will hear from Sarah about her daughter Adalee having an ischemic stroke with no pre-existing conditions. With strokes, the recovery process is different for every individual and doctors initially thought she may not have a full recovery. Sarah shares how her faith got her through this period of time, her daughter's remarkable recovery and self care tips for parents who have children with medical needs. This episode is packed full of wisdom on how to listen to our intuition when we navigate difficult situations as parents. Sarah will also share the inspiration behind her devotional book, The Perfect Storm. 

Listen to:

Events Leading up to Adalee’s Stroke  [4:03]

How Sarah followed her mothers intuition [9:00]

Diagnosis at a hospital away from home [11:24]

Processing an open ended diagnosis [17:42] 

How Adalee’s siblings were impacted during her hospital stay [22:20]

Adalee running in rehab [26:24]

Sarah shares about her faith and support from her community [28:54]

Adalee Today [31:02]

How Sarah practices self care [40:25]

The inspiration behind Sarah's devotional book, The Perfect Storm [45:25]

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