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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

Sep 29, 2021

I connected with one of today’s guests, Brady, through our shared alma mater, Penn State University.  He has dealt with cancer not once, but twice, and he agreed to come on the podcast with his mother, Lisa.  I’m so honored to have both of them on the show to share their experiences, and to continue to spread awareness about this terrible disease during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

In this episode, we talk about…

[2:35] Lisa’s and Brady’s family

[3:30] Brady’s cancer diagnosis

[9:05] Feeling helpless as a mother

[12:03] Brady’s memories surrounding his diagnosis

[16:15] Handling cancer treatment as the patient and as the parent

[24:50] Brady’s takeaways about himself and his relationship with his mom

[29:54] The bond between Brady’s medical caregivers and his family

[32:40] Brady’s bone marrow transplant

[36:53] How Brady supports other families dealing with childhood cancer

[41:59] A few of Brady’s favorite things

[44:42] What Lisa’s children have taught her about life

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