Wendy was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy at the age of 24. She comes from a family with a long history of HCM and sudden cardiac arrest, leading to 8 heart transplants within her immediate and extended family.

Wendy has 2 children, both of whom have been diagnosed with HCM. Wendy’s daughter was diagnosed at birth and her son at the age of 15.

Wendy now works with the Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry (SHaRe) and educates people about genetic cardiomyopathy through a website www.theshareregistry.org and through her “Affairs of the Heart” patient conferences held around the United States.