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Stronger Every Day

You're a parent or caretaker of someone with disabilities. It's crazy hard, but you can handle all the challenges that come your way, and Bo Bigelow will show you how.  Bo Bigelow is the father and primary caretaker of Tess, age 14, who has a rare genetic disorder that causes nonverbal autism, communication disorders, and epilepsy. Bo is an award-winning speaker, writer, filmmaker, and advocate for people with disabilities. He is also a practicing disability-rights attorney. Whether speaking up for Tess's education, navigating appointments and insurance coverage, or simply making Tess seen and known, he's developed tons of actionable tips to help you crush it and get it all done, without losing your own sanity and identity.   Bo is a co-founder of DISORDER: The Rare Disease Film Festival and The Disorder Channel. Over the years, he's told Tess's story to NPR, NBC News, ABC News, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.
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Now displaying: May, 2022
May 24, 2022

We head to Germany in a month. We're trying to plan for everything. And there's one potential outcome that has us a bit concerned.

What would it look like to keep Tess in a hotel room--in Europe, not the US--for a week or more?

Stronger Every Day is sponsored by The Disorder Channel. It's dedicated to rare diseases and other types of disabilities. Over 100 film and video titles, including a few video versions of this podcast. Available for free right now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The Disorder Channel. The most rare stories in the world. https://www.thedisordercollection.com/

Are you on our Discord server RARE & RELATABLE? It's a 24/7 chatroom for people dealing with rare diseases and other types of disabilities. We even have a closed channel for Hao-Fountain / USP7 families. Click here to join: discord.gg/7UFUPAFs8K

May 17, 2022

There's not a parent alive who doesn't wistfully talk about the day when their kid used to nap. All the laundry that they used to be able to do, the household chores, et cetera. This week, Tess hit the hay in the middle of the day for the first time in many years. 

What effect does the COVID booster have on our Tess? 

Stronger Every Day is sponsored by The Disorder Channel. It's dedicated to rare diseases and other types of disabilities. Over 100 film and video titles, including a few video versions of this podcast. Available for free right now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The Disorder Channel. The most rare stories in the world. https://www.thedisordercollection.com/

Are you on our Discord server RARE & RELATABLE? It's a 24/7 chatroom for people dealing with rare diseases and other types of disabilities. We even have a closed channel for Hao-Fountain / USP7 families. Click here to join: discord.gg/7UFUPAFs8K

May 10, 2022

If you access the American health care system 40-50 times in a year, you're going to have to deal with some nonsense when it comes to insurance companies.

Up until recently, I woulda said I'd seen it all. But now our insurance company has created an issue I've never witnessed before.   
 
Stronger Every Day is sponsored by The Disorder Channel. It's dedicated to rare diseases and other types of disabilities. Over 100 film and video titles, including a few video versions of this podcast. Available for free right now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The Disorder Channel. The most rare stories in the world. https://www.thedisordercollection.com/

Are you on our Discord server RARE & RELATABLE? It's a 24/7 chatroom for people dealing with rare diseases and other types of disabilities. We even have a closed channel for Hao-Fountain / USP7 families. Click here to join: discord.gg/7UFUPAFs8K

May 3, 2022
Did you know that there are five seasons in Maine? There are. This one, the one after winter and before spring, is called mud season. It's a great time to take Tess shopping for summer clothes

Spoiler alert: Tess likes shopping. Still not a fan of waiting rooms, though. 

Stronger Every Day is sponsored by The Disorder Channel. It's dedicated to rare diseases and other types of disabilities. Over 100 film and video titles, including a few video versions of this podcast. Available for free right now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The Disorder Channel. The most rare stories in the world. https://www.thedisordercollection.com/

Are you on our Discord server RARE & RELATABLE? It's a 24/7 chatroom for people dealing with rare diseases and other types of disabilities. We even have a closed channel for Hao-Fountain / USP7 families. Click here to join: discord.gg/7UFUPAFs8K

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