Are you a believer? Are you a nonbeliever? Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, this is the HALLOWEEN EPISODE! Bill is joined by Sage Etters, a woman with some tremendous stories. The two share their experiences with the paranormal and then discuss the science behind it. Are ghosts real? Or are they just a creation of the mind? The answer: Who Knows!? But this is a festive episode and you need to check it out now!
In this episode, Bill and Paula spread Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) awareness by breaking down certain terminologies into layman's terms to help the general public better understand the impact CHD's have on thousands of lives each year. The podcast also explores the work the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is doing to strengthen the community of CHD survivors.
Episode 16: Kevan Chandler - We Carry Kevan
Kevan Chandler was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a neuromuscular disease which limits his mobility and requires Kevan to utilize a wheelchair. Wanting to visit parts of Europe that are not accessible and ADA compliant (due to their nature of being historic locations), Kevan and his friends developed a plan to design a special backpack so that they could carry Kevan throughout parts of Europe. thus making the continent fully accessible. The trip later became the focus of a documentary, book and nonprofit organization.
As the Executive Director of The Holiday Heroes, a Chicagoland nonprofit that aims to add happiness to the lives of hospitalized children, Bridgette guides the organization in their mission to allieviate the stress, anxiety and sorrow many children feel while battling a serious condition. In this episode, Bridgette joins Bill to discuss The Holiday Heroes' unique history, the parties and what makes their mission so special.
Born with a Congenital Heart Defect in 1967, Pete Mullady’s lifelong medical story has taken him and his family from Tennessee to Minnesota in search of the best medical care. Along the way, Pete was diagnosed with Protein Losing Enteropathy (PLE), which causes his body to leak valuable protein into his intestine. Pete shares his story, his takes on the medical field and the personal goals that keep him going.
Imagine having a condition so rare that the top specialists are unable to diagnose you. In fact, after further research, they explain they need to name your condition after you. This is the story of Kate Kobbermann and her remarkable life with Kobbermann Syndrome.
This episode is Part 1 of a 2 episode podcast. In this episode, Kate and her mother discuss the timeline of her life beginning with her birth and ending with the diagnosis of Kobbermann Syndrome
Erin's Law is the first U.S. child sexual abuse prevention education law requiring children be educated in school about identifying sexual abuse. Thus far, the law has been passed in 31 states with 17 additional states preparing to vote on the bill in 2017 or 2018.
Judith Newman, author of the acclaimed book, To Siri With Love, joins Bill to discuss the inspiration for her latest book, her son Gus. Gus, who has Autism, developed a relationship with Siri, Apple’s automated assistant, who helped enhanced his communication skills and allowed him to strengthen his relationships with his family and the people around him.
Two sisters. Same condition. Both blind.
Both Julie and Cheryl Gistenson lost their vision due to Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome. The sisters discuss growing up as one another's supports and what they learned from their father, who is also blind. Bill then plays a game called "Ask A Blind Person" in which Bill asks questions about blindness that sighted individuals may feel too uncomfortable to ask.
In 2013, after undergoing months of fertility treatment, Stacey Skrysak’s three children, Peyton, Parker and Abby, were born prematurely. Tragically, both Parker and Abby passed away in the hospital. After returning home with their surviving triplet, Stacey and her husband, Ryan, created the Triple Heart Foundation to honor the memory of Abby and Parker.
Bill and Stacey discuss her journey with infertility treatment, the day she delivered her children and the families Triple Heart Foundation has touched since its inception.
Minimalism is a lifestyle in which an individual removes unnecessary items from their life in an attempt to focus on what is important so that they can better themselves and focus on what truly matter to them.
Bill sits down with Erin Gianaras, who at age twenty-seven suffered a life-altering stroke while running errands on a hot summer day. Erin shares intimate details of that day and how she spent the past year recovering and rebuilding her life.
The first guest of the podcast is Megan King. Megan is an advocate for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). Megan was diagnosed with EDS when she was in high school. For the better portion of the past decade, Megan has been chronicling her battle online in an attempt to raise EDS awareness, as EDS is a condition that is underrepresented in society and lacks resources within the medical community.
People You Should Know Podcast will feature guests who are striving to create change. These people are either leading philanthropic organizations, raising awareness for a cause they are passionate about, inventing devices that will change the future or creating art, all while attempting to reshape the conversation around a topic that is dear to their heart.
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