Losing Your Mom, Being Diagnosed with PAH, Starting a Foundation and More with Meredith Wilharber - Episode 16


Today’s guest is Meredith Wilharber. She grew up in Southeast Iowa, but has established roots in my hood, Des Moines, IA. Meredith is a strong, compassionate and without a doubt spectacular wife AND Mom to two adorable little boys. In any free time she has, she likes to… play with her kiddos, workout at the local gym, and work on her passion project which we will get into a little bit later. She is driven and determined and after this interview you will see exactly why. Meredith lends a hand to anyone who asks and doesn’t let anything keep her down. I mean anything. Meredith is a survivor you see. She was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension two years ago and has since then turned the diagnosis of a life threatening illness into a Foundation to further educate, raise awareness and fund research dedicated to early detection. You are in the right place if you know someone who is fighting a life threatening disease. You are in the right place if you are a Mama who wants to hear from another Mama on what her day to day life is like. You are in the right place if you want to learn more about PAH, the signs, symptoms and how to recognize them. Finally, you are in the right place if you want to help out a great cause! 

In this episode we dive into…

  • What childhood and losing her Mom at a very young age was like for Meredith
  • How she became passionate about doing research on Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension after learning this was the cause of her Mom’s death
  • What life was like when she was diagnosed with PAH
  • How she created Blue Lips Foundation to (ph)ight back

Notable Quote: "Embrace the Chaos"

Link to her video on PAH - GRAB a tissue! This is good!

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