164 Brian Martin – Father Of Twin Boys Born at 23 Weeks Weighing A Total Of 28 Ounces, The Smallest Ever To Survive & Thrive

Our guest this week is Special Father Brian Martin, father of eighteen-year-old twins born at 23 weeks, weighing 11 ounces and 1 lb 1 once, the smallest surviving twins on record. We’ll hear about health issues they experienced after birth and how they are persevering despite Tyler’s Autism and Calahan’s Cerebral Palsy. That’s all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast LindedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-martin-06774470/ On Instagram send a direct message to Brian at: #bmartinsports Parents of Exceptional Children – https://www.tricountyresourcenet.org/search/bernards-parents-for-exceptional-children-pec/ A Seat At The Table Foundation Facebook – https://m.facebook.com/A-Seat-at-the-Table-Foundation-2054459918183793/?ref=page_internal Transcript: Coming Soon

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162 – Bailey Pratt, Father of Three, Co-Founder of The Jiselle Lauren Foundation, Named After His Daughter with Rett Syndrome

Our guest this week is Bailey Pratt of Franklin, TN. Bailey and his wife Jill are parents to three children, including Jiselle who has Rett Syndrome, a rare neurological genetic disorder that causes severe muscle movement disability. We’ll hear the Pratt family story including the creation of The Jiselle Lauren Foundation on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. The Jiselle Lauren Foundation – https://www.thejisellelaurenfoundation.org FB Page – https://www.facebook.com/watch/thejisellelaurenfoundation/ Email – bailey.pratt@thejisellelaurenfoundation.org International Rett Syndrome Foundation – https://www.rettsyndrome.org Rett University – https://rettuniversity.org Transcript: Coming Soon

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161 – Canadian Entrepreneur Chris Jones, Father of Two, Including A Son With Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

Our guest this week is Canadian entrepreneur Chris Jones, father of two boys; Trey (14) and Derek (17), who has Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia. Interestingly, DCD impacts 1:20 youth, three times more prevalent than Autism, but goes mostly undiagnosed or mis-diagnosed. We’ll hear about Chris, his family, his experience as a successful entrepreneur, his passion for coaching business owners and entrepreneurs and DCD. That’s all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Strategic Traction – www.StrategicTraction.ca EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Worldwide – https://www.eosworldwide.com Dyspraxia Foundation (UK) – https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/about-dyspraxia/ Dr. Pauline Kamps – https://drkamps.ca Book by Dr. Pauline Kamps –

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160 Osman Arain – A Financial Advisor of Pakistani Descent Reflects on Raising a Child Who is a Spastic Quad with CP & Autism

Our guest this week is Osman Arain, who is the father of four including Sarina, his oldest, who is a spastic quadriplegic with Cerebral Palsy and Autism. Osman was born in Scotland, raised in England and moved to U.S. where he went to college at Dartmouth and graduate school at Columbia. He is a financial advisor with Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management in Evanston, IL. Osman reflects on his marriage to his lovely wife, Saba, being the father of four girls and the challenges of maintaining work-life and family balance We’ll hear Osman’s family story on this Special Fathers Network

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157 – Mary Anne Ehlert, Founder of Protected Tomorrows – Reflects On Life & Lessons Learned From Her Sister With Cerebral Palsy

Our guest this week is Mary Anne Ehlert, founder of Protected Tomorrows. Mary Anne reflects on the impact serving as a caregiver for her younger sister, Marsha, as well as her parents, on being a stepmother and raising three boys with a wide range of needs and her work helping and guiding special needs families via the Ehlert Financial Group and her website protectedtomorrows.com. She’s written numerous books on the subject and is a highly sought after public speaker and this week she’s talking with us on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Find about the Special Life Workbook

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154 – Shane Madden of Collierville, TN – Works At Pfizer And Has A Son With Cerebral Palsy

Our guest this week is Shane Madden who works at Pfizer and is father to Marshall (6), who has Cerebral Palsy. We’ll hear how Shane and his wife, Emily, have raised young Marshall, about their aspirations and hopes for the future. That’s all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital – https://www.lebonheur.org The Therapy Hut – https://www.therapyhut.com Live It Up (formerly United CP of mid south) – https://www.livitupinc.org Katie Beckett Waiver – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Beckett_Medicaid_waiver Shane’s email – dmadden79@aol.com Transcript: Coming Soon

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148 – Ruslan Vasyutin of Kiev, Ukraine Has A Daughter With Cerebral Palsy & Is An Outspoken Advocate For Special Needs

Our guest on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast is Ruslan Vasyutin, a native Ukrainian businessman who has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy. In his mission to provide support, Ruslan formed DCP Help, a country-wide NGO, to aid parents of kids with special needs. We’ll hear Ruslan’s life story and more on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast. Check out DCP Help’s website: https://www.dcp-help.com/en Find out about the Orange Penguin Foundation: https://www.orangepenguin.org/ Transcript: Tom Couch: Special, thanks to horizon therapeutics for sponsoring today’s special father’s network, dad to dad podcast, working tirelessly to research, develop and bring forward

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121 – Attorney Bruce Hearey, Father of 7 Including A Daughter Who Is A Spastic Quadriplegic With Cerebral Palsy

Bruce Hearey is our guest this week on the SFN Dad to Dad Podcast. Bruce is an attorney who has 7 children, including 36-year-old Jill who is a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, unable to walk or talk. Bruce talks authentically about his divorce from Jill’s mom and the hardest decision of his life, moving Jill to the Hattie Larlham Home, to ensure Jill will be well cared for and get the best services available. We’ll hear Bruce’s and Jill’s story on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast. To find out more about Hattie Larlham go to: http://www.hattielarlham.org Transcript: Dad

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011 – The Legendary Dick Hoyt Who Has Pushed His Son Rick In 1,200+ Races Including 34 Boston Marathons & Six Ironman Triathlons.

David Hirsch talks to special father Dick Hoyt. Dick and his son Rick, a non-verbal spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, have competed in over 1200 races including 34 Boston Marathons and Six Iron Man Triathalons. Hear their amazing story on this Special Fathers’ Network Podcast. Transcript: Dad To Dad 11 – The Legendary Dick Hoyt Who Has Pushed His Son Rick In 1,200+ Races Including 34 Boston Marathons & Six Ironman Triathlons. Tom Couch: This is the Special Fathers Network podcast. The Special Father’s Network is a dad to dad mentoring program for fathers raising children with special needs through

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013 – Special Father Jim Mueller tells of raising a quadriplegic son with Cerebral Palsy.

David Hirsch talks to special father Jim Mueller. Jim and his wife Margot are parents of three children, Jessica, Lili and Luke, who was born as a spastic quaraplegic with cerebral palsy.Jim tells David of his journey raising a special needs son and how it helped enrich his and his family’s life. Sadly, Luke passed away in December of 2016 but the Mueller family moves forward and Jim shares with us his many insights he learned from being Luke’s father. Transcript: Dad To Dad 13 – Special Father Jim Mueller tells of raising a quadriplegic son with Cerebral Palsy.  

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086 – Dan Morrissey Helped His Daughter with Cerebral Palsy To Start Emily’s Bracelets

On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with special father, Dan Morrissey. Dan and his wife Kristin have two children, one of whom, Emily, has Cerebral Palsy. We’ll hear the Morrissey family story including how they started a new business, www.Emilysbracelets.com. We’ll also hear how Emily’s younger brother PJ wrote two books about having a sister with special needs. That’s all on this Dad to Dad podcast, presented by the Special Fathers Network. Transcript: Dad to Dad 86 – Dan Morrissey Helped His Daughter with Cerebral Palsy To Start Emily’s Bracelets Dan Morrissey: Emily from

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037 – Matt Mooney lost his son Eliot after 99 days, then adopted Lena, with special needs from a Ukraine orphanage.

He’s an amazing guy. After living through the loss of his son, Eliot, after only 99 days, due to Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, Matt and his wife Ginny went on to form the charitable group 99 Balloons.org. Then despite all they’d been through, they adopted Lena, a young girls with special needs from an orphanage in Ukraine. Matt is David Hirsch’s guest in this Dad to Dad podcast, presented by the Special Fathers Network Transcript: Dad to Dad 37 – Matt Mooney lost his son Eliot after 99 days, then adopted Lena, with special needs from a Ukraine orphanage.

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038 – Attorney Josh Jacobs on raising a child with Cerebral Palsy and a rare seizure disorder.

He’s a fellow who in believes in the human spirit and that people really want to help people. They just need to be asked. He’s Joshua Jacobs and he’s our guest in this Dad to Dad podcast. Josh and his wife Jodi are parents to two girls, Marnie, 13, and Allie, 11, who has Cerebral Palsy and a rare seizure disorder. It’s a fascinating conversation with an inspirational Dad. All on this Dad to Dad podcast, presented by the Special Fathers Network. Transcript: Dad to Dad 38 – Attorney Josh Jacobs on raising a child with Cerebral Palsy and a

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046 – Jon Ebersole, father of twin girls with Cerebral Palsy

Jon and his wife Peggy have three children including twin girls who both have Cerebral Palsy, Jon is also the Senior Director of Joni and Friends, serving individuals and families with disability for over 40 years. And he’s David Hirsch’s guest on this Dad to Dad podcast. Transcript: Dad to Dad 46 – Jon Ebersole, father of twin girls with Cerebral Palsy Jon Ebersole: All five of us in my family understand that we would not be who we are today. Were it not for the disability? None of us like that. Amanda and Jessica have disability. And yet that’s

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