Missy earned her BA in Kinesiology from San Diego State University, and has worked as an athletic trainer helping people get fit and heart-healthy. She’s done marathons, 100-mile bike races and even a few triathlons.
In addition to being national in-demand speaker and representative for the American Heart Association, a member of several CHD (congenital heart disease) advocacy and advisory committees, Missy has written a memoir and a YA novel. She and her two children survive every day with congenital heart disease, and are the fundraising campaign faces for several large organizations supporting research and CHD care.
She is also the creator of Growing Up Zipper™, incorporating books, videos and social media, as a virtual world for for tweens, teens and young adults, and their families and friends, to share their life experiences with congenital heart defect/disease.