Episode 3 – "Different Dream Parenting" With Jolene Philo

He (God) knows the best path and He sets the best path for us, you just have to trust that. Trust His goodness. That it is the best thing for us.
— Jolene Philo
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This episode of the Hope Anew Disability podcast features Jolene Philo. Jolene Philo is the mother of a son born with life-threatening special needs. In her twenty-five years of teaching experience, worked with children with special needs in the classroom. She has written several books about caregiving, parenting children with special needs, and special needs inclusion ministry. She speaks at disability parenting conferences around the country, conducts accreditation workshops for foster and adoptive parents, and trains special needs children’s ministry leaders and volunteers. She and her husband live in Iowa.

In this episode, Jolene shares valuable realizations about life through her journey that began as child, as her dad had multiple sclerosis and continued as an adult when doctors discovered their son had a tracheoesophageal fistula.

You can connect with Jolene Philo at her website: www.DifferentDream.com

Over time, I can look back that God was there every step of the way, and everything that happened to me, to my dad, to my son, to our family was preparation for what I’m doing now.
— Jolene Philo



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