Welcome to Baby Hearts Press!
Baby Hearts Press is an independent publishing company that has been providing books and resources for the congenital heart defect (CHD) community since 1997. Owner and founder, Anna Jaworski, is the mother of a young adult with the complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). She is the author of two books, editor of two books, a contributor to a number of books as well as a public speaker and internet talk radio show host of Heart to Heart with Anna.
The Heart of a Father
Essays by Men Affected by Congenital Heart Defects
Edited by Anna Marie Jaworski and Bob Daigneault
Foreword by Ray Fedderly, M.D.
When a family has a child born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), everyone is affected. There are online support groups and many organizations to help CHD families, but a book of stories told by men for men affected by CHDs is nowhere to be found. Until now.
This is a book of essays and poems by men from around the world living with CHDs - personally, through their children or grandchildren. These men boldly address issues that face all men - how their faith and marriages have been challenged, how they've had to redefine what it means to be a father and a man, and how difficult it is to move on when a child dies too soon.
Through these stories, we come to see how CHDs bring people together regardless of race, religion or nationality. Now we finally have a book to help all men know that they are not alone with the feelings they have about dealing with CHDs.
Any person working with CHD families can benefit from this book. This book answers questions about how dads deal with many issues involved with raising a CHD child, how having a CHD grandchild affects grandfathers, and what it's like to be a man growing up with a CHD. If you've ever wondered what kind of man your son with a CHD can grow up to become, you have to read this book.
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