Please consider an interview with Amanda Rose Adams, author of Heart Warriors, A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease for your programming. The US Centers for Disease Control states that 36 million American families are raising a child with chronic health challenges. This is an isolating and difficult situation for parents and caregivers. Your audience of women of childbearing age as well as potential grandparents will want to know:
- How to find and build community locally on online.
- Where to seek services such as respite care, interventional therapy, and community support.
- How to both advocate for your child in the healthcare system and in the real world while enabling your child to reach his/her potential.
- How using the power of narrative whether in a public blog or private journal can help parents and families process grief and heal their wounds.
Heart Warriors contains not only Amanda Rose Adams’ harrowing tale of raising a child who faced twelve heart surgeries before kindergarten but a field guide for other parents facing similar health challenges and useful tips for family and friends who want to support those facing chronic illness. Adams has appeared in the media and given speeches for groups of ten to then thousand on behalf of the American Heart Association, Hypoplastic Right Hearts, and the Children’s Heart Foundation. As an informed advocate and thought leader in the parent-advocate community, Adams is a confident and helpful guest who will inform and inspire your audience.