Married to: Mike Wheeden (editors note: amazing guy!)
Kids: Cameron 17, Zach 15 and Brady 12 (editors note: fantastic kids!)
Occupation: Director of Development, American Porphyria Foundation
I am beyond thrilled for you to meet one of my favorite people in the entire world. Since she lives in Bethesda, Maryland I haven’t had the chance to introduce you to her before but now that her story ties in with the new film Midnight Sun it seemed like the perfect opportunity! Kristen is one amazing gal. I’m not saying that just because she was one of my bridesmaids when she was eight months pregnant (though she deserves a huge round of applause for that!) but she is fun and brilliant and sweet and loyal and kind and all the best things a friend can be. I always knew she was a great mom, but she took it to a whole new level when her son Brady was diagnosed with EPP. She’s got an amazing outlook on how to manage the curve ball she’s been thrown and she’s made it her mission to help other families with similar circumstances. So while there are so many things I’d love to share about my dear friend (like her oldest son heading to college next year!) today we are going to focus on her expertise with Porphyria.