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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 85 - Don Garner's Daughter Frannie Was Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor at Age 8

    Dad to Dad 85 - Don Garner's Daughter Frannie Was Diagnosed With a Brain Tumor at Age 8

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with Don Garner. Don and his wife Alisa have three girls, one of whom, Francesca, was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 8 years old. We’ll hear Don’s story and how the Make a Wish Foundation granted a very special wish to Frannie and the entire Garner family. That’s all on this Dad to Dad podcast, presented by the Special Fathers Network.

    To hear about the mission of The Special Fathers Network, go to https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network.

    Show links:

    Make A Wish America: https://wish.org
    Operation North Pole: https://www.operationnorthpole.org

    • 47 min
    Dad to Dad 84- Special Moments of the Dad to Dad Podcast

    Dad to Dad 84- Special Moments of the Dad to Dad Podcast

    We’ve talked to over 80 Dads in the Dad to Dad podcast, presented by the Special Fathers Network, and in this episode we present a “greatest hits” version of the podcast. You'll hear many fathers chiming in on why they joined the Special Fathers Network and why being a father of a kid with special needs is so important to them. To find out more about the Special Fathers Network, go to 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 13 min
    Dad to Dad 83 - Jon Heckert Makes it Possible For His Son With Special Needs to Race and Hunt Among Other Activities.

    Dad to Dad 83 - Jon Heckert Makes it Possible For His Son With Special Needs to Race and Hunt Among Other Activities.

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with Jon Heckert. Jon and his wife Doris are parents of a son, Jackson, who was diagnosed early in life with special needs. In the Heckert household the word can’t doesn’t exist. Jon makes sure Jackson competes in races and he takes him on hunting trips. Jon is indeed a special dad. As a side note, just prior to this interview, host David Hirsch pushed Jackson in the Louisiana Half Marathon. We’ll hear all about that and more on this Dad to Dad podcast, presented by The Special Fathers Network. To find out about Ainsley’s Angels, who make it possible for special needs kids to compete in endurance races go to https://ainsleysangels.org. To find out about Hunt of a Lifetime, go to https://huntofalifetime.org. To hear about the mission of The Special Fathers Network, go to https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network.

    • 58 min
    Dad to Dad 82 - Josh Avis, Father of 3 Adopted Children (2 With Down Syndrome) & Co-Founder of The Lucky Few

    Dad to Dad 82 - Josh Avis, Father of 3 Adopted Children (2 With Down Syndrome) & Co-Founder of The Lucky Few

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with Josh Avis, father of three and cofounder of The Lucky Few Instagram account and podcast. Josh and his wife Heather have adopted three children two of whom have Down Syndrome. Josh and Heather consider themselves among the lucky few to have two children with special needs, in fact, Avis has written a book entitled The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places, which you can find at Amazon. We’ll hear all about the Avis family and The Lucky Few on this Dad to Dad podcast. To find out about The Lucky Few and to hear the podcast go to https://www.theluckyfewpodcast.com. To hear about this mission of The Special Fathers Network go https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network. Lastly hear’s the link to the Amazon page for The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places. https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Few-Finding-Unlikely-Places/dp/0310345464/ref=sr_

    • 57 min
    Dad to Dad 81 - Jude Morrow Of Derry, Northern Ireland, Is A Father With Asperger's Syndrome.

    Dad to Dad 81 - Jude Morrow Of Derry, Northern Ireland, Is A Father With Asperger's Syndrome.

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with special father Jude Morrow, of Derry Northern Ireland. Jude’s son, Ethan, doesn’t have special needs, Jude himself, the dad has special needs. He’s on the autism spectrum and he’s written a book about his experience which will be available in April 2020. It’s a fascinating conversation and it’s all on this Dad to Dad Podcast. Visit Jude Morrow Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jude.morrow.7
    And learn more about the Special Fathers Network at 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Dad to Dad 80 - Steve Mogul, Father of Two Daughters, Both with Very Rare Genetic Disorders

    Dad to Dad 80 - Steve Mogul, Father of Two Daughters, Both with Very Rare Genetic Disorders

    On this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad podcast, host David Hirsch speaks with special father Steve Mogul, a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services and a father of two children who both have very rare developmental disorders. Hayley, is only one of 19 in the world who has a rare form of Smith–Magenis Syndrome. Bari, is one of only 19 in the world who have a mutated GRIN2B gene. It’s a very unique situation and Steve spells out the challenges that his family faces. He also offers other parents of kids with special needs some truly insightful advice. That’s all on this Dad to Dad podcast. To find out about Smith-Magenis syndrome go to:https://www.smsresearchfoundation.org, https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/8197/smith-magenis-syndrome. To read about the GRIN@B gene, go to http://grin2b.com/about-grin2b/. And learn more about the Special Fathers Network at 21stcenturydads.org.

    • 1 hr 14 min

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