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Fathers mentoring fathers of kids with special needs - presented by the Special Fathers Network. Host David Hirsch interviews some amazing fathers of kids with special needs.

Dad to Dad Podcast David Hirsch

    • Kids & Family

Fathers mentoring fathers of kids with special needs - presented by the Special Fathers Network. Host David Hirsch interviews some amazing fathers of kids with special needs.

    Dad to Dad 126 Blair Cornell - Father of Four Including A Son With Dandy Walker Syndrome - JoyRide Car Club For Kids

    Dad to Dad 126 Blair Cornell - Father of Four Including A Son With Dandy Walker Syndrome - JoyRide Car Club For Kids

    Our guest on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast is Blair Cornell. Blair is a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services and founder of JoyRide.org, a not for profit whose mission is to provide kids with special needs an opportunity to ride in incredibly special vehicles. Think Ferrari, or Bugatti. Blair and his wife Kat have four children, including 9 year old Carter, who has Dandy Walker Syndrome. We’ll hear the Cornell family story and more on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.

    Find out about JoyRide at: https://joyridecars.org

    Watch the Joy Ride Video: https://youtu.be/pXEAT84JmNU 

    Learn more about Dandy Walker Alliance - http://dandy-walker.org

    And learn more about The Special Fathers Network at https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    • 39 min
    Dad to Dad 125 - New York Times Best Selling Author Bill Danko Lost His Father & Brother, Tony, to Multiple Sclerosis

    Dad to Dad 125 - New York Times Best Selling Author Bill Danko Lost His Father & Brother, Tony, to Multiple Sclerosis

    Our guest on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast is New York Times best selling author, Bill Danko. Sadly, Bill's dad, Milton, a WWII veteran, died at 38 from MS and his younger brother, Tony, was also diagnosed at 21 with MS and died in 2015 at age 68. Through faith, with gratuity, and an incredibly upbeat attitude, Bill keeps keeping on. And we’ll hear his story on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.

    If you’d like to contact Bill his email is wdd9125@gmail.com.

    To find out about his best selling book visit
    https://richerthanamillionaire.com

    The Milton & Mary M. Danko Golden Rule Awards - https://www.albany.edu/~danko/golden/

    And to find out more about the Special Fathers Network go to https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    • 40 min
    Dad to Dad 124 - Legendary Endurance Bike Rider Lon Haldeman - Daughter Ericka Passed Away Before Her 1st Birthday Due to Infantile ALS

    Dad to Dad 124 - Legendary Endurance Bike Rider Lon Haldeman - Daughter Ericka Passed Away Before Her 1st Birthday Due to Infantile ALS

    Our guest this week on the SFN Dad to Dad Podcast is Lon Haldeman, one of the world’s most well respected long distance, endurance bike riders of all time. He’s also and a mentor, of sorts, to our host David Hirsch. Lon and his wife Susan, herself a champion bike rider, have two children, Rebecca and Ericka, who sadly passed away just shy of her first birthday of Infantile ALS. It’s an incredibly interesting conversation and you’ll hear it on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.

    To find out about Pacific Atlantic Cycling Tour go to: www.Pactour.com

    To make a donation to the PAC Tour Million Mile Challenge go to: https://donate.alsawi.org/campaign/pac-tour/c281674

    To support the PAC Tour Peruvian Projects go to: https://pactour.com/peruprojects2012.html

    For more information on ALS go to: https://lesturnerals.org

    To find out about the Special Fathers Network go to: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    • 42 min
    Dad to Dad 123 - From Russia With Love: Alex Lyubelsky Has a Daughter with Autism, ADHD & Cognitive Challenges

    Dad to Dad 123 - From Russia With Love: Alex Lyubelsky Has a Daughter with Autism, ADHD & Cognitive Challenges

    David Hirsch’s guest on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast is Alex Lyebelsky. Alex and his family came to the U.S. from Russia when he was a boy. He now lives in Wheaton, Illinois and works in corporate recruiting. He and his wife Tonie have two children, one of whom, Amanda, has Autism ADHD and cognitive challenges. We’ll hear about Alex's journey to the U.S.and how he and Tonie have worked together to raise their two children. That’s all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.

    Contact Alex at alyubelsky@gmail.com

    For more information on the Special Fathers Network, go to https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    • 44 min
    Dad to Dad 122 - SOAR Founder Stephen "Doc" Hunsley Lost His Son At Age 5 To Dravet Syndrome and Autism

    Dad to Dad 122 - SOAR Founder Stephen "Doc" Hunsley Lost His Son At Age 5 To Dravet Syndrome and Autism

    Our guest this this week is Stephen "Doc" Hunsley . Doc is a father of three children, one of whom, Mark, sadly passed away at age five due to complications from Dravet Syndrome and Autism. Doc is the founder of SOAR (Special Opportunities Abilities & Relationships) Special Needs, focusing on Abilities/the positive not Disabilities/the negative. We’ll hear Doc’s life story, including his time in the Air Force, the loss of his brother at five days, the loss of his career as a pediatrician and more on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast.

    For more information about SOAR Special Needs go to: https://www.soarspecialneeds.org

    Email Doc directly at: info@soarspecialneeds.org

    To find out about the Special Fathers Network, go to: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    • 37 min
    Dad to Dad 121 Attorney Bruce Hearey, Father of 7 Including A Daughter Who Is A Spastic Quadriplegic With Cerebral Palsy

    Dad to Dad 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

    To find out about The Special Fathers Network go to: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/

    • 35 min

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