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Cause2Cure

Cause2Cure

By Tim Nelson

This podcast aims to capture the insiders view of the collaborative efforts to discover, develop, and deliver a CURE for single ventricle congenital heart disease such as HLHS. This journey is told with the patient’s perspective guiding the scientists, engineers, product development teams, and the physicians and surgeons that work daily to produce new solutions. Complex congenital heart disease (CHD) is going to be transformed by a team-of-teams collaborative approach that is centered on the unmet needs of the patient. Join the team!
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Part 1: Meg (Roswick) Didier

Cause2CureApr 04, 2020

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26:03
 Meagan Houpt Shares All Sides of Her HLHS Story

Meagan Houpt Shares All Sides of Her HLHS Story

The rebel stage, anxiety, being comfortable with your cardiologist and the importance of finding your crew. Adult HLHSer, Meagan Houpt and I talk about these ups and downs + many more topics. Meagan is an honest and real role model in the CHD community. Connect with her and her crew on Faceboook/My HLHS Story-Meagan Houpt and Instagram/MeaganHoupt-HLHS. Text ‘Cause2Cure’ to 833.222.0186 to receive updates from the HLHS Consortium and C2C Podcast.
Jul 23, 202044:49
Daniel's 550-mile Hike with HLHS
Jun 24, 202047:38
Kelly DiMaggio on Mental Health, Exercise and Finding Your Soulmate
Jun 10, 202048:48
Jessica Lindberg: Give Yourself Grace

Jessica Lindberg: Give Yourself Grace

On today’s episode, I have a very authentic and transparent conversation with Jessica Lindberg. Jessica is an entrepreneur, a heart advocate, a writer/speaker and a proud mother of four boys. Her empowering message will leave you feeling HEART STRONG. To learn more about the Ethan M. Lindberg Foundation  visit https://www.ethanlindberg.com/ To learn more about the HLHS Consortium visit https://www.hlhsconsortium.org/

Jun 03, 202057:42
Greg Olsen: Find Your Role
May 01, 202001:01:34
Bella and Erin Borkowski
Apr 17, 202040:01
Part 2: Meg (Roswick) Didier

Part 2: Meg (Roswick) Didier

On today’s episode, Meg (Roswick) Didier and I discuss the next set of milestones that Meg has tackled and is currently encountering: a career, marriage and starting a family. Meg also asks me a very important question: what is the HLHS Program doing for her and other adults with HLHS? Follow Meg on Facebook at Meghan Roswick-HLHS to learn more about her journey. Text Cause2Cure to 833-222-0186 for more updates from the HLHS Program.

Apr 10, 202027:59
Part 1: Meg (Roswick) Didier

Part 1: Meg (Roswick) Didier

Meg (Roswick) Didier has become a role model to many in the heart world. In this two part series, Meg and I will discuss what it was like to be one of the first HLHSers to tackle many of life’s milestones. Today, we cover her diagnosis, growing up post-Fontan and entering college. Follow Meg on Facebook at Meghan Roswick-HLHS for more details.
Apr 04, 202026:03
Gabrielle Wanek's Advice to CHD Families: Trust Your Kids!

Gabrielle Wanek's Advice to CHD Families: Trust Your Kids!

Today I have the privilege of hosting a very important guest, Gabrielle Wanek. Gabrielle is not only the inspiration for the Wanek Family Program for HLHS, but an inspiration for all young adults and families affected by CHD. Her stories and advice will empower you to trust and encourage your heart warrior as they become thriving adults. 

Mar 20, 202022:01
My Interpretation of “Where Focus Goes, Energy Flows”

My Interpretation of “Where Focus Goes, Energy Flows”

Today’s short episode covers the big and bold things happening at the HLHS Program thanks to Todd and Karen Wanek’s strategic investments and our cross functional, purpose-built team. This team has an intense focus on the needs of the patients, continuous improvement and product development. Text Cause2cure to 833-222-0186 to receive updates from the HLHS Program.

Thanks, Gene Lunger for the great interview!
Mar 13, 202007:60
Dr. Frank Cetta's Opinions on Second Opinions

Dr. Frank Cetta's Opinions on Second Opinions

On today's episode, Dr. Frank Cetta of Mayo Clinic will discuss his thoughts about second opinions. We will be asking many physicians about their thoughts on this very important topic.  I am excited to have Dr. Cetta kick off the series; the analogy he uses truly expresses his commitment to putting the patient first! 

Mar 06, 202014:49
A Heart Dad's Advice: Be Present

A Heart Dad's Advice: Be Present

Marc Stoll is my mentor, friend, a member of the external advisory board for the HLHS Program and most importantly, he is the father of a heart champion-Nathaniel. Marc has brought intense insight and focus to the HLHS Program. Now, he shares his perspective on hope, being present and gaining control. This is an episode you do not want to miss. 

Feb 28, 202023:02
CHOP 2020: Opening Plenary Session

CHOP 2020: Opening Plenary Session

Did you know that Fontan circulation has been solved for over 100 million years? My TED style talk at CHOP 2020 analyzes the species that has figured it out +  shares HLHS Consortium research updates. Follow along with the slides posted on https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-nelson-cause2cure

Our goal is to be the best collaborative partner for the CHD community. Our competition is CHD. 

Feb 20, 202018:42
Ava the Superhero is Back for an Interview with Mayo Clinic Radio

Ava the Superhero is Back for an Interview with Mayo Clinic Radio

I had the privilege of interviewing alongside my favorite superhero, Ava! Both Ava and her brother, Miles, have HLHS and are paving the way for other kiddos with CHD. Tune in to learn more about Ava's superpowers.
Feb 08, 202013:33
Pioneering Patient Perspective with Gene Lunger- Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease

Pioneering Patient Perspective with Gene Lunger- Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease

Gene Lunger takes me back to the 60’s with his emotional moments when his family learned about his diagnosis and his first memories of CHD. We honor the pioneers of innovation who created the heart-lung machine and look forward to future of biomedical innovation.
Feb 07, 202018:39
Umbilical Cord Blood Collection 101 with Staci Strand

Umbilical Cord Blood Collection 101 with Staci Strand

Staci Strand, a heart mom, and I walk through questions her family had about umbilical cord blood collection. When you receive the overwhelming news that your baby has been diagnosed with HLHS, there will be an information overload. I created this episode as a resource for you to listen when the dust has settled a bit. Although cord blood collection may not be top of mind, it is a decision that needs to be made before the birth of your heart warrior.
Feb 04, 202033:11
The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS Celebrates Ten Years

The Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for HLHS Celebrates Ten Years

This episode reflects on the Program's history and highlights from the last ten years, provides a current update and shares what we plan to accomplish in the future. To have our infrastructure and ability to do important work for CHD patients is a real privilege; we are grateful to the Todd and Karen Wanek Family for their commitment.
Feb 03, 202018:23
Tim Nelson, MD/PhD interviews a superhero after having a surprise visit to our HLHS headquarters.

Tim Nelson, MD/PhD interviews a superhero after having a surprise visit to our HLHS headquarters.

Ava and her younger brother Miles both have HLHS. Ava was the first baby to have umbilical cord blood collected and her family have been pioneers on many fronts. The HLHS program is grateful for kiddos like this. Just listen.
Nov 17, 201906:19