194 – Dr. Al Freedman of West Chester, PA, A Psychologist Specializing In Rare Disease & Disability Lost A Son To SMA Recently.
Our guest this week is Al Freedman of West Chester, PA a Psychologist who specializes in counseling families touched by rare disease and disability. Al is a divorced father of two adult children; Cara (21) and Jack (26), who had Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare neuromuscular disorder, leaving him wheel chair and ventilator dependent.
David Hirsch recorded this interview with Al in August, 2021, but ivery sadly, Jack passed away in October at age 26.
So, David spoke again with Al this week to have Al reflect on the impact Jack had on him, those he met and beyond. We’ll hear the original conversation then we’ll hear the follow-up, recorded just a few days ago, on March 23rd 2022.
Jack Freedman has shined a positive light on everyone he met. We’ll hear about that light and we’ll feel that light in this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
Cure SMA – https://www.curesma.org
The Muscular Dystrophy Association – https://www.mda.org
Make A Wish Foundation – https://wish.org
The DuPont Hospital for Children now known as The Children’s Hospital of Wilmington
Freedman Counseling Associates – https://www.freedmancounseling.com
Al’s email: Al@LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertfreedman/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/albert.freedman1