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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

Dec 7, 2017

This episode closes out Season 1 of the Child Life On Call Podcast. This podcast went from a dream to a reality thanks to the help of the all the courageous families who came forward to share their stories about having a child with medical needs. Season 1 covered the spectrum in illnesses, diseases and conditions, and all episodes had a similar theme: children are resilient and teach us more about the world and ourselves than we could ever imagine. 


Katie gives life updates and talks about her need to bring to Season 1 to a close, but gives a preview of what is to come next season. In Season 2, you can expect to hear more brave parents come forward and share their inner most thoughts and feelings. We will talk about routine surgeries and the stress they can bring, as well as not-so-routine surgeries that can be life changing. We will hear from a parent whose daughter spent months of her life in the NICU after a scary delivery at 25 weeks, and we will hear from parents whose children have chronic health issues. Regardless of the diagnosis, each of these parents have an important message and story to share.


In this finale episode, you will also get brief updates about how Season 1 families are doing now. 


A big thank you to all those who listen, share, and enjoy this podcast. We are always looking to record and share more stories, and if you are interested in doing so, you can contact Katie at


Another big thank you to all the photographers who took photos of these families... you have given them and the world a gift that can never be replaced!