Heather is a wife and a mother to three beautiful children. She went through genetic testing in 2005, which revealed she was positive for the BRCA1 gene. In June of 2015, she chose to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with implant reconstruction. She went through the entire journey with her children and husband by her side. It was because of the journey that this book was conceived; as she realized her children were 100% involved the entire way, learning so much about their potential future realities.