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Madeline Cheney
The Rare Life
This is the real, raw, and all the feels of loving a child with disabilities. Episodes feature parent-guests, professionals, and solo episodes with host Madeline Cheney. Their authentic conversations don’t shy away from the strong and mixed emotions that often accompany medically-complex parenting. Parents listen in to feel seen, validated, and receive much-needed solidarity. Professionals working with disabled people listen in to better understand what is often going on under the surface for a family living with disabilities.
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0 stars from 53 ratings
Like talking to a friend
Super relatable and helpful podcast for parents of kids with special needs. Thanks for all your hard work, it is making a difference. :)
JayJay in LA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/22
A must for medical mamas!
Wow. In a world that feels so isolating, this podcast has brought me life, a community, and support. The way that Madeline relates to her listeners is so valuable and the topics are so unique and relevant! I can not say enough good things!
Ole67823561 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/22
Helps me feel not alone
I am a mother of a child with a rare syndrome. I live in a small town and don’t know anyone in my town with a rare diagnosis. Listening to Madeline and her guests every week help me feel not alone. Their stories help me feel seen. I find myself nodding in agreement every week. If you have a rare...Read full review »
Freyas lucky arm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/05/22
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