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.