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  1. PCHA: At the Heart with Jess

    PCHA was founded by everyday people, joining forces for change.Together, we make a greater impact on the CHD Community. During heart month, we’re highlighting our staff members to share how PCHA has impacted their CHD journey and what they think makes us special. Today, we’re getting personal with Jessica Chenevert, our Marketing Coordinator.    …

  2. PCHA: At the Heart with David

    PCHA was founded by everyday people, joining forces for change.Together, we make a greater impact on the CHD Community. During heart month, we’re highlighting our staff members to share how PCHA has impacted their CHD journey and what they think makes us special. Today, we’re getting personal with David Kasnic, our Executive Director and Co-founder…

  3. PCHA: At the Heart with Amy

    PCHA was founded by everyday people, joining forces for change.Together, we make a greater impact on the CHD Community. During heart month, we’re highlighting our staff members to share how PCHA has impacted their CHD journey and what they think makes us special. Today, we’re getting personal with Amy Basken, our Director of Programs and…

  4. School Intervention Series: Making A Difference

    In the last week in our series on how CHD affects us at school and work, we hear from Kyle Herma, a School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Although this blog was originally posted in the summer of 2017, these tips, tricks, and recommendations for navigating a school’s system as a person who…

  5. Your Health vs. Your Career

    This week we hear from Samantha Michaud, a CHD warrior, who speaks about how CHD has affected her career opportunities in life. And how your health ultimately has to come before your career.  I was born a healthy (or so they thought) baby. I spent the first 2 months of my life slowly dying and…

  6. Hidden Scars

    At the start of the new year we often reflect on the year that has just passed, and for most of us, work and/or school is a large part of that reflection. We are kicking off the year with a series on how CHD affects patients, and families at school and work.  This post is…

  7. Always Enough – Rebeka Acosta

    In our last post on the series of gratitude, we hear from Rebeka Acosta. Rebeka recognizes how there are so many people to be grateful for, and how those people form a community and help you through the frustrations of life.  Gratitude turns what we have into enough. -Unknown At the end of any given…

  8. Angels in Scrubs

    In times of hardships, it can often be difficult to maintain gratitude. This week, Heather Speakman shares with PCHA how hardships can often teach us the most about gratitude. It’s the Eve of Thanksgiving and I can’t help but feel overwhelming gratitude to the team of people that take care of our sweet Madison. I…

  9. The Gift of Life – Sara Engstrom

    In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are continuing our series on gratitude. This week we hear from Sara, a CHD warrior who shares how gratitude has played a role in her life.  At six months old, I was diagnosed with Shone’s complex, a myriad of heart defects that impacts each patient differently. My defects include…

  10. A Journey Shared – Joseph Burns

    In the month of November we are focusing our attention on gratitude, and how despite all the hardships that life brings, there are so many beautiful things for which we have to be grateful. Today we hear from Joseph, a CHD warrior, studying to be a physician himself.   Throughout my life, I have been the…