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 who often reach out to the Internet to find people with similar challenges. Your audience of impacted caregivers and their family and friends will want to know:
- Threats including those who assume false identities, The Munchhausen Mommy – Her kid is always sicker than yours, the flaming Judgementalists
- The Dangers of Bad Information including dated, unverified, and non vetted information or doesn’t necessarily apply to you
- How to find and build a safe community locally on online.
- How to use what you learn online to help others
Adams holds a Master’s Degree in Communicating Science and Technology from Colorado State’s School of Journalism. 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.