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 127 Dr. Bob Franks - President & CEO of The Judge Baker Children's Center & Author of: Be A Better Parent
Our guest this week on The Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast is Dr. Bob Franks, who is a nationally recognized child psychologist, is the president and CEO of the Judge Baker Children’s Center, is on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School and author of Be A Better Parent: 10 Strategies For Being The Best You Can Be For Your Child. Bob is also the father of twin teenage boys adopted from Columbia, and a daughter, who vey sadly passed away shortly after birth, 18 years ago, due to underdeveloped lungs.
We’ll hear his fascinating story on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
The Judge Baker Children's Center - https://jbcc.harvard.edu
Dr. Franks' Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
21st Century Dads Foundation - www.21stCenturyDads.org
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/
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 older 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. Bill also discusses his bestselling book The Millionaire Next Door as well as his most recent book Richer Than A Millionaire: A Pathway To True Prosperity. Of interest to any parent and just one very small take-away is the concept of Economic Outpatient Care (EOC), which is how to help your child become facially independent. And we’ll hear his story and so much more on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
If you’d like to contact Bill his email is email@example.com.
To find out about his best selling book visit
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/
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Special Fathers Network, go to https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/
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: email@example.com
To find out about the Special Fathers Network, go to: https://21stcenturydads.org/about-the-special-fathers-network/