SFN Dad To Dad 295 - Eric Nixon of Lansdale, PA Father of Three All With CVID, A Rare Autoimmune Disease
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by David Hirsch
5h ago
Our guest this week is Eric Nixon of Lansdale, PA who works for a blood plasma company and is the father of three all with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID), a rare autoimmune disease. Eric and his wife, Candy, have been married for 33 years and are the proud parents of three: Benjamin (30), Hannah (27), and Daniel (24) all who have CVID, or Common Variable Immune Deficiency, a rare autoimmune disease. Eric also has Multiple Sclerosis and has been on disability for 17 years. Despite all the family health challenges, Eric has been leading small groups of fathers for years and years. Th ..read more
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SFN Dad To Dad 294 - Bob Manganelli A Photojournalist & Filmmaker Reflects On The Death of His Deaf Son & Upcoming Film - Part 2
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by David Hirsch
1w ago
Our guest this week is Robert "Bob" Manganelli formerly of southern California, a photo-journalist and filmmaker, reflects on the joys and challenges of being a father of two deaf children. Bob and Terrylene are the proud parents of two children: daughter Catalene (19) and son Gianni 'Gio' who lost his hearing at age three and, who very sadly, took his own life at age 23, in March 2014. Bob reflects about the deaf community, Terrylene's and their children's deafness and the intersection of the typically hearing community. He also discusses some of the challenges Gio encountered, including sei ..read more
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SFN Dad To Dad 293 - Bob Manganelli A Photojournalist & Filmmaker Reflects On The Death of His Deaf Son & Upcoming Film - Part 1
The Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast
by David Hirsch
1w ago
Our guest this week is Robert "Bob" Manganelli formerly of southern California, a photo-journalist and filmmaker, reflects on the joys and challenges of being a father of two deaf children. Bob and Terrylene are the proud parents of two children: daughter Catalene (19) and son Gianni 'Gio' who lost his hearing at age three and, who very sadly, took his own life at age 23, in March 2014. Bob reflects about the deaf community, Terrylene's and their children's deafness and the intersection of the typically hearing community. He also discusses some of the challenges Gio encountered, including sei ..read more
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SFN Dad To Dad 293 - Bob Manganelli A Photojournalist & Filmmaker Reflects On The Suicide of His Deaf Son & Upcoming Film - Part 1
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by David Hirsch
2w ago
Our guest this week is Robert "Bob" Manganelli formerly of southern California, a photo-journalist and filmmaker, reflects on the joys and challenges of being a father of deaf chidlren. Bob and Terrylene are the proud parents of your two children: daughter Catalene (19) and son Gianni 'Gio' who lost his hearing at age three and, who very sadly, took his own life at age 23, in March 2014. Bob reflects about the deaf commuity, Terrylene's and their children's deafness and the intersection of the typically hearing community. He also discusses some of the challengs Gio encountered, including seiz ..read more
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SFN Dad To Dad 292 - Allan Shedlin of Chevy Chase, MD, Father, Grandfather, Dadvocate & Curator of the Daddying Film Festival & Forum
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by David Hirsch
2w ago
Our guest this week is Allan Shedlin of Chevy Chase, MD, who is a father, grandfather, former educator and outspoken advocate for all things related to 'Daddying.' Allan and his x-wife, Michelle, were married for 32 years and are the proud parents of three adult daughters: Raya, Samantha and Christina as well as grandparents of five. Allan was a career educator and was founding Executive Director of the National Elementary School Center. He has also been a freelance writer for 39 years with work appearing in; The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Hearst News Service, Educat ..read more
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SFN Dad to Dad 291 - Dave Jereb, of Sydney, Australia, An OT To Children With Additional Needs & Author Of 'Challenging The Story'
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by David Hirsch
1M ago
Our guest this week is Dave Jereb, of Sydney, Australia an occupational therapist, co-founder of MoveAbout Therapy Services and an author. Dave and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 17 years and are the proud parents of two children: Harry (8) and Hugo (5). Dave & Kathy are also co-founders of MoveAbout Therapy Services a multi-location firm that provides individual and group therapy services for children to enable them to participate in the activities of everyday life. They also provide parent coaching, training and support. Dave is also the author of a new book entitled: Challeng ..read more
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SFN Dad To Dad 290 - Graham Caldow, of Brighton, England, Author Of 'What's Possible?' & Father Of Two, Including One With Additional Needs
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by David Hirsch
1M ago
Our guest this week is Graham Caldow of Brighton, England who is co-founder and a coach at Red Giraffe Solutions, an author and father of two young adult daughters, one who has additional needs. Graham and his wife, Debra, have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of two young adult daughters. Graham & Debra are co-founders of Red Giraffe Solutions, helping plan a better future for young adults with additional needs. They are parents to two young daughters, one of whom has a history of learning difficulties. Debra hosts the Expanding Worlds Podcast established in April 20 ..read more
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Dad to Dad 265 - Krista Mason of Holland, MI Founder Of Benjamin's Hope Named After Son Benjamin, Who Is Autistic
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by David Hirsch
1M ago
Our guest this week is Krista Mason, of Holland, Michigan, a Christian, wife and mother. Krista and her husband, David have been married for 32 years and are the proud parent of two boys: James (29) and Benjamin (27), who has Autism and developmental delays. Krista is also the co-founder of Benjamin’s Hope, a live, learn, play, worship farmstead community where people of all abilities are transformed by the love Christ. The Ben's Hope Way: Committed to loving God and others,we fiercely respect the dignity intelligence and value of all humans. We are creative, courageous and committed to exc ..read more
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SFN Dad To Dad 290 - Graham Caldow, of Brighton, England, Author Of 'What's Possible?' & Father Of Two, Including One With Additional Needs
The Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast
by David Hirsch
1M ago
Our guest this week is Graham Caldow of Brighton, England who is co-founder and a coach at Red Giraffe Solutions, an author and father of two young adult daughters, one who has additional needs. Graham and his wife, Debra, have been married for 30 years and are the proud parents of two young adult daughters. Graham & Debra are co-founders of Red Giraffe Solutions, helping plan a better future for young adults with additional needs. They are parents to two young daughters, one of whom has a history of learning difficulties. Debra hosts the Expanding Worlds Podcast established in April 20 ..read more
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SFN Dad to Dad 288 - Jonathan Eig of Chicago, IL, Father & Best Selling Author of Biographies On: MLK, Lou Gehrig, Muhammad Ali & Others
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by David Hirsch
1M ago
Our guest this week is Jonathan Eig, of Chicago, a journalist, best-selling author, father of two daughters and guardian. Jon and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of two daughters: Lillian (20) and Lola (14) as well as Jeffrey (33) who Jon mentored from Jeffrey's age seven through Big Brothers/Big Sisters before the couple formally became his guardian. With a degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, he began his career at the New Orleans Times Picayune, then Dallas Morning News, Chicago Magazine, and the Wall Street J ..read more
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