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Your Guide to Thrive

Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of kids impacted by chronic illness

Overcoming Physical & Emotional Challenges in Pursuit of Passion

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne are joined by Deja Young, a 23-year-old track and field athlete who was born with shoulder dystocia that caused substantial nerve damage. As a college athlete, Deja learned of the Paralympic Games, set a goal for herself, and in […]

4 Resources for Siblings of Kids with Chronic Illnesses

When a child is diagnosed, the entire family is affected. While their parents shift into “survival mode,” it’s the siblings of kids with chronic illnesses that often get overlooked. I remember the day that we learned of my daughter’s cancer. Even though we were surrounded by friends and family, I’ve never felt so alone. There […]

Recovery is a Process: 5 Tips for Maximizing Post-Traumatic Growth

In this week’s episode of The UpBeat Podcast powered by CoachArt, our co-hosts Greg and Roxanne sit down with Deena, a psychotherapist whose daughter Nomi was diagnosed with leukemia at age 10 in 2014. Listen to Deena’s interview. Deena shares the story of how Nomi’s life was saved by her older sister Maya and how […]

We cannot keep teaching people who are sick that they need to be healthy before they can live their lives.

– Claire Wineland

Inspirational Stories: Families Impacted by Childhood Chronic Illness