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  • Back to School Blog Wrap-Up

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    September is in full swing and school is, once again, back in session. Our Back-to-School Blogs may continue to come in handy as the year continues. The August series is has been collected here if you missed it!

  • Back to School 2021

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    Back to school is an exciting time of year, but it can also be a very hectic transition from summer. Join us in our annual Back to School Series, featuring Kyle Landry, Academic Achievement Partnership Program Director at Children’s Wisconsin.

  • August Recap – Back to School

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    Back to school is an exciting time of year, but it can also be a very hectic transition from summer. Throughout the month of August we reviewed tips and tricks on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.

  • Back to School Transitions with Abby

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    As the summer starts to come to an end, and we will discuss how CHD families prepare for going back to school. This week we have a story from Abby Hack, an adult CHD warrior, who is in her final years of college! When I was first diagnosed with a heart condition that required me…

  • Back to School Q&A Panel

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    This week, we are continuing to learn about how CHD affects people in their work, or at school. This is an interview that was conducted back in August 2017, but is still relevant to our topic today.    Congratulations on the start of a new school year! Please introduce yourself. What grade will you or…

  • Recap – Back to School

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    For tips and resources on how to advocate for your child in school and a Q&A with members of the CHD community on their school experiences, check out the links to the blogs below. Making a Difference – By Kyle Herma A Complete Resource Guide – By Kyle Herma Advocating for a Program – By…

  • Back-to-School Q&A Panel

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    For our Q&A Back to School Panel this month, we interviewed three people to gain a greater perspective on how CHD affects kids differently during this exciting time of year. Congratulations on the start of a new school year! Please introduce yourself. What grade will you or your child be entering? Frances: My name is…

  • A Look Back at CHD Wise 2021

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    A diagnosis of congenital heart disease can be scary and overwhelming, no matter when it happens. With resources like our CHD Wise educational webinar series, patients and families have information from experts from all over the country at their fingertips. CHD Wise is a virtual educational series designed to answer commonly asked questions from patients…

  • School with CHD During COVID

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    Making decisions during a global health pandemic is not easy. Making decisions regarding the education of a CHD patient during a global health pandemic is that much more complex. As school districts, colleges, and universities around the country announce Fall 2020 education plans, patients and families are left wondering what to do. Is it safe…

  • School Intervention: A Complete Resource Guide

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    CCHD welcomes back Kyle Herma, School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Today, we re-share Kyle’s wealth of information on navigating a school’s system without a dedicated school liaison. Her complete resource list is included for easy reference.  Going to school, for a child with complex medical condition, can be scary for everyone! Families might worry…

  • Taking Back Some Control

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    For the month of March we will be discussing the various “taboo” subjects that come up in thinking about life with CHD. This week we will hear from Jennifer, a CHD warrior, who talks about how she took back some control by choosing some of her scars. I was trying on dresses for my best…

  • School Intervention Series: Making A Difference

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    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…

  • School Intervention Series: A Complete Resource Guide

    https://www.conqueringchd.org/school-intervention-series-complete-resource-guide/

      CCHD welcomes back Kyle Herma, School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin School.  Today, we re-share Kyle’s wealth of information on navigating a school’s system without a dedicated school liaison. Her complete resource list is included at the end of this post for easy reference.  2020 Update: School with CHD during COVID?! We’ve got you…

  • School Intervention Series: Advocating for a Program

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    In her final post of a three-part series, Kyle Herma, School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, details how to start advocating for a dedicated school liaison at your cardiac center. If you missed the series, you can find her first post here and Complete Resource Guide here.       Advocating for equal accesses to quality education for children with complex…

  • School Intervention Series: A Complete Resource Guide

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    CCHD welcomes back Kyle Herma, School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin School for part 2 of her 3 part series about School Intervention. If you missed her first post, you can find it here. Today, Kyle shares a wealth of information for navigating a school’s system without a dedicated school liaison. Her complete resource list is included at the end of…

  • School Intervention Series: Making a Difference

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    Continuing our September Back-to-School theme, we are excited to introduce guest writer Kyle Herma, School Intervention Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Kyle is blogging a 3-part series for CCHD beginning with an introduction on what she does and why. Over the next couple weeks, Kyle will share tips, tricks and recommendations for navigating a school’s system without a dedicated school…

  • From Clinic to Classroom: Kyle Landry

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    CHD is a family affair, and Kyle Landry’s mission to create the gold standard of educational care for the pediatric patient is fueled by her sister’s memory. Conquering CHD is grateful for her expertise, especially with our annual Back to School Series, and her continued work to help all patients and families in need. Read on for more of Kyle’s story, from the clinic to the classroom.

  • CHD BEAT: Elevating the Family Voice – Rita Higgins, RN

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    We often share stories and features from patients and parents of children with CHD, but there is more to the CHD community. In this edition of our CHD Beat highlight series, we introduce you to Rita Higgins, a Registered Nurse and parent of a young adult with CHD, who shares how her daughter’s CHD journey…

  • Fitting in with Your Peers When You Have Congenital Heart Disease

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    Going back to school is about more than liking our classes or keeping up academically.  It’s about more than our safety in the classroom. We want to make friends. We want to be liked. We want to fit in. In this week’s blog, Peyton, a high school junior, talks about finding your people when you’re a…

  • An Open Letter to Phys. Ed. Teachers from a Student with CHD

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    Going back to school also means going back to gym class. For those with CHD, it can be an added stressor, especially if we are unsure just how much our teachers know about our condition, our abilities, and our potential physical limitations. This week, Gloria, a high school senior with HLHS, shares an open letter…

  • July Recap – Summer Fun

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    The summer season can be a ton of fun, and a great time to get outside! But it can also be overwhelmingly hot when engaged in outdoor activities. In the month of July, we learned a couple of tips and tricks on how to beat the heat, and how CHD warriors like to spend their…

  • Jack Radandt

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    Jackson was born on Easter Sunday, 2001.  We brought our perfect 8lb 6oz baby home from the hospital and enjoyed two days with our new little one.  All seemed well; Jack was a wonderful, healthy baby.  At least that’s how it appeared when we were discharged from the hospital. Things went well for the first…

  • Are You a Teen with CHD Heading off to College? 10 Tips from CHDers Who’ve Done It

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    For many, going off to college is the first major step toward independence. It could mean leaving home for the first time, living in a new city where you don’t know anyone, or starting a whole new life. Add a chronic illness into the mix, like CHD, and it can get tricky. Check out these 10…

  • Teaching the ABCs of CHD to Your Child

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    For those with CHD falling out of care is a very common problem, which can lead to critical emergency situations. A whopping 61% of children with CHD will stop seeing their cardiologist by the time they are 18, and just 10% of adults with CHD are getting the appropriate cardiac care. In this week’s blog,…

  • Growing Up to be Independent with CHD

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    Parents do all they can to take care of their children, especially when they’re sick. But patient’s with CHD also need to learn independence, to be able to one day take over and manage their care and futures! This week, Kim shares her story and how her family encouraged her to lead her life on…

  • CHD BEAT: A Passion for Education and to Help Others – Dr. Keila Lopez

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    We often share stories and features from patients and parents of children with CHD, but there is more to the CHD community. In this edition of our CHD Beat highlight series, we introduce you to Dr. Keila Lopez, a CHD physician in Texas, who shares how she got started in medicine, how she connects to…

  • Research at Herma Heart Institute, Furthering Individualized CHD Therapies

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    Research is vital to advancing CHD therapies and improving outcomes. Dr. Joy Lincoln and the Herma Heart Institute at Children’s Wisconsin are committed to that mission of advancement. In this week’s blog, read Dr. Lincoln’s article about the work they are doing to identify ways in which treatment can be tailored to the individual, and…

  • The Only Woman in the Room

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    Representation, like medicine, has come a long way. However, there is much work to be done. In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Tara Karamlou, congenital heart surgeon, discusses the way in which women delicately navigate the medical climate and the important role they play, despite being in the minority. During the second year of…

  • In the Spirit of Sankofa

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    Dr. Josephine Isabel-Jones and Dr. Brenda Armstrong paved the way for generations to continue the legacy these women began in an era that tried to hold them back. As Black History Month comes to a close, Dr. Annette Ansong introduces us to these pioneers in the field of Pediatric Cardiology. In the Ghanaian language of…

  • Worth Every Single Minute

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    Growing up with CHD, we were often focused on staying healthy or recovering from various procedures, we may not have had the chance to consider how CHD may impact our future life goals, like starting a family. Planning for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood comes with a lot of uncertainty for women with CHD, often leading…