2012 September 25, Featuring Kasey Mathews, Author of Preemie, and Ken Budd, Author of The Voluntourist

September 25th, 2012

Guest: Kasey Mathews, author of Preemie, Lessons in Love, Life, and Motherhood.

In her early thirties, Kasey Mathews had it all: a loving husband, a beautiful two-year-old son, and second baby on the way. But what seemed a perfect life was shattered when she went into labor four months early, delivering her one-pound, eleven-ounce daughter, Andie. All at once, Kasey was confronted with a new and terrifying reality that would test the limits of love, family, and motherhood.

Kasey’s story urges us all not to be defined by what the experts say. Seeking out alternative practitioners along with conventional doctors, Kasey came made meaning of her daughter’s birth and embrace the unexpected outcome.

Guest: Ken Budd, author of The Voluntourist, A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem.

After losing his father rather unexpectedly, Ken Budd set out on a journey to heal his grief by helping others across the world. The Voluntourist tells the story of of Ken’s life changing journey: an honest, funny, enlightening attempt at fighting grief with generosity, and determining if we live better when we live for others – even if it’s only for two weeks at a time.

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