Transition Time: When a Patient Grows Up

Mom Shonda’s advice for helping your child take charge of their rare disease.

 

Doctor’s appointments and medication management have been a part of Shonda Joshua’s life ever since her son, Michael, who is living with hemophilia, was born. But with Michael, 17, heading off to college in the fall, Shonda has had to give him direction on how he can manage his rare condition himself. See her Promising Tips for helping kids make the switch from pediatric to adult care in the video above.

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