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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A mother’s love through a son’s perseverance

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During the school holidays a lot of parents face the challenge of keeping the children entertained. For Monique Kemp it’s a completely different story as her 12 year old son Daniel just underwent his 6th major heart operation. Her family have shown perseverance throughout Daniel’s life and Monique has become a beacon of hope for parents of children with Congenital Heart Disease. The Ryan O’Connor Breakfast show gave her a call:

Daniel is one of many children who were born with Congenital Heart Disease. He has had a very long and trying start from birth to the age of 2 with surgery, Hirschsprung’s Disease, Pancreatic Divisum, learning how to drink a bottle through speech therapy and having neuro physiotherapy to help his body and brain function together. He has fought through it all and is now entering into teenage years with a major open-heart surgery.

Phil de Lange
Phil de Lange
Phil de Lange is the producer of the Ryan O'Connor Breakfast show and has been with Smile 90.4FM since it's inception in 2013. Through his work on the breakfast show he has won two national radio awards. He has been in broadcasting for 15 years and has honed his talent at 6 different radio stations. Outside of radio he is also a podcast producer and award winning stand-up comedian.

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