Lauren Bednarz is 28 years old. She was born with tricuspid atresia or hypoplastic right
heart syndrome. She has had 2 open-heart surgeries, the 2nd being the Fontan in 1989.
Lauren happily married her husband Chris in 2011. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in
psychology from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She enjoys couponing, reading,
playing video and board games, and reaching out to the congenital heart defect community
on – and off-line – which she has done for the last 8 years. She is currently on the Central
Texas Heart Walk committee for the joint Children’s Heart Foundation and Adult
Congenital Heart Association heart walk for April 2016.