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The devastating words Congenital Heart Defect thrust parents of more than 36,000 children annually into a frightening, dark tunneldramatically changing the dynamics of each family. Because CHD, attacks unexpectedly, parents reel, bombarded with information regarding treatments, tests, and decisionsas parents echo, Ive never felt so alone. I cant believe this is happening to us. From the initial diagnosis and throughout the daunting journey, the twelve chapters and resources in this guide weave advice, support, and hope from fellow travelers and medical professionals who come alongside through encouraging short stories, refreshing helpful hints, and inspiring scriptures and prayers. Many weary parents pull apart as communication breaks down during these devastating timessometimes far apart. You-niquely Made is a section that helps family members appreciate different personalities and methods of coping. Overwhelmed families find comfort and courage as they read about the struggles parents face, balancing needs of their child and family the set-aside spouses and the invisible onessiblings and selfthe caregiver. Readers come to understandthe new normal of congenital heart disease. Heartfelt stories also include becoming your childs advocate, reactions to stages of grief including unexpected waves and survivors guilt. This second book in the You Are Not Alone book series joins national award winning, Hope for Families of Children with Cancer, shining rays of light in the darkness.
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Lynda Young is co-founder of Kindred Spirits International. Through conferences, publications, and ministries, KSI outreaches include children’s hospitals and Amani ya Juu, refugee women’s mission in Nairobi, Kenya.
Lynda is a nationwide speaker, writer, and founder, Kindred Press, LLC. She is also a national award-wining author as she received the Living Now Book Awards, Parenting Category for her book Hope for Families of Children with Cancer.
She holds a master’s degrees in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Education/Administration from the University of North Carolina. She did her undergraduate work at Oklahoma Baptist University in Education She has been a teacher/administrator, and has published and taught You-niquely Made © curricula on personalities. She is a graduate of Speak Up with Confidence, CLASSeminars, and holds memberships in American Christian Writers (ACW) and Christian Writers Fellowship International.
This is a much-needed book caring for the whole family of children with serious heart and other medical conditions. Dr. Stephen Beasley, Pediatric Emergency Physician: TC Thompson Children's Hospital, Chattanooga, TN
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