In the middle of a pandemic, Jamie Onofrio learned the news she never expected to hear as a young newlywed and new mom – she was in heart failure. Luckily, Jamie found a medical professional familiar with PPCM who help saved her life. Jamie’s wish is for all moms to have the opportunity to get early, proper treatment for peripartum cardiomyopathy. Here is Jamie’s story.
After a difficult first pregnancy, Jen Woleslagle-Stone had concerns going into her second. She tried everything in her power to make this pregnancy less stressful. Little did she know how much worse this pregnancy would be and the heart issues she would face for the rest of her life. Here is Jen’s story.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected for the Go Red for Women Real Women 2021 class. Since my heart transplant, I’ve shared my story here and other places including a few American Heart Association events on the West coast. With this new role, I’m looking forward to continuing to spread awareness on a national level about peripartum cardiomyopathy and other heart health issues.