Hannah combines her own uniqueness, creativity, and talent, along with passion and power, to spread awareness to stop preventable deaths from sudden cardiac arrest and give support to fellow heart warriors.
This she does while being a full-time student on an accelerated schedule, working full-time on the business she helps run to pay for school, and being a totally-full-time heart patient with an advanced condition that no one could blame for just wanting to curl up and take a nap.
Hannah was fortuitously diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy right after starting high school. The pediatric cardiologist who screened her wondered how she was alive considering the severity of her condition. As soon as her life was saved, she set out on a crusade to try and save others. She gave assemblies at school and in the community, worked on legislation, and spoke to individuals, begging people to have young people screened.
Meanwhile, Hannah’s condition worsened, and she soon needed an implanted defibrillator. Only months later, that device saved her from the sudden cardiac arrest that struck in her sleep. It also saved her another time while she was performing on her school stage. As Hannah’s condition threw her more challenges, she responded with more determination.
In 2019, she began HeartCharged with her sister who shares her diagnosis. As they lived through so much so young, they had each other. They wanted others to have someone who understood as well. This desire is timely as united efforts mean more survivors who now need support. Where do they find community? Where do they, especially the young people, find others like themselves to relate to? Where do they find someone bold enough to start a conversation about needing to down a dozen pills a day at age 20? Where do they find someone real enough to relive heartbreaking events? Where do they find someone who knows what it’s like to know you just didn’t die in your sleep? Where do they find out they are not alone? They can definitely find all that and more at HeartCharged where Hannah shows her wit, her wisdom, her wigs, her wardrobe, her scars, her strength, her pain, her tears, and always her gratitude. She is the open and honest friend we all need.
Hannah loves connecting with people, especially through the HeartCharged virtual meet-ups. She enjoys doing podcasts, interviews, speaking to groups, and listening. She loves creating new, meaningful, entertaining, and relatable content for a broad audience. She likes being in front of and behind the camera, acting, filming, editing. She loves giving out goodie bags to other heart patients. Hannah is currently working on some exciting collaborations and projects. Contact her to join in.