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How Siblings Cope With Seriously Ill or Challenged Children
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Patricia welcomes Christine Frisbee author of DAY BY DAY: Children Tell Their Journeys of Faith and Determination Living With a Sick Sister or Brother. Frisbee and her husband, Rick, have five children. Their second child died of leukemia in 1989 which inspired her to write this book. She will discuss how siblings of seriously ill or challenged children, through their experience, can learn to embrace the challenges of their exceptional situation, ultimately allowing them to transform into strong, spiritual, and caring people. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Richard D. III Frisbee Foundation to which Mrs. Barbara Bush is the national ambassador.
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Christine Frisbee - Part One
Christine discusses how the loss of her child inspired her to get involved with the families of other sick children, and eventually create her families foundation. She also talks about how she got the stories for her book, and has some advice for a parent who is losing or has lost a child.
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Christine Frisbee - Part Two
Christine talks about the challenges she faced in getting children to write their stories. She also talks about what she learned growing up in a large family, and also shares the story of Taryn, who lost a sibling at a young age.
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Christine Frisbee - Part Three
Catherine talks about how Barbara Bush got involved with her foundation, and some of the projects her foundation is working on. She also shares the inspiring story of Catherine from her book.
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Christine Frisbee - Part Four
Catherine talks about her Foundation & how people can get involved. She also shares Mark's story, who learned about his brother's illness in an unexpected way.
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Children who have a seriously ill brother or sister are very unique. They share a large part of themselves, each day, with someone who needs more care than they do. Often considered the forgotten ones, the book, DAY BY DAY, depicts how siblings of seriously ill or challenged children, through their experience, can learn to embrace the challenges of their exceptional situation, ultimately allowing them to transform into strong, spiritual, and caring people.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Christine Frisbee
Christine Frisbee, the third of twelve children, has always been interested in sibling relationships. She and her husband, Rick, have five children. After their second child died of leukemia in 1989, she worked at the Yale School of Medicine with families who were looking for an unrelated donor for a bone marrow transplant. Her experience and work inspired her to write this book. She has interviewed children and professionals in many organizations about the impact that childhood illness has within the family. Christine attended Columbia School of Social Work and has an MBA from the University of Connecticut. She has been chairman of the Richard D. Frisbee, III Foundation since it was founded in 1990. Christine and her husband Rick live in New York City.

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