How Laura Yost is Living a Richer Life

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How do you plan for a child who has a disability? Overcome the initial fear and concern for the unknown and focus on the positive blessing they are to your family. Learn to live a fuller and richer life by turning lemons into lemonade.

In this episode of the Finance for Physicians Podcast, Daniel Wrenne talks to Laura Yost, who is married to an internal medicine physician. They have four children. The youngest, Scarlett, has Down’s Syndrome.

Topics Discussed:

  • Lemonade Stand: Where teamwork and kind people give back to the community
  • Blessing or cross to bear? Biggest challenge is lack of support, misconceptions
  • Step in the right direction? Only willing to go where Scarlett’s welcomed, wanted
  • Before and After: Reality of what it means to have a child with Down syndrome
  • Guilty: Parents blame themselves for allowing their child to have Down syndrome
  • Healthwise: 50% of babies with Down syndrome have a heart defect, not Scarlett
  • Learn to Exist: What do I do and how do I do it to help my child live their best life
  • The Lucky Few: Scarlett is a gift, treat her that way and not as a burden
  • Growth Mindset: No pressure to be perfect; learn to do your best, make progress
  • Money doesn’t buy happiness, but makes life better and easier up to a point
  • Inclusion: Best education for kids with disabilities and their same-age peers


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