Brittany Foster lives in Cranston, Rhode Island, and has a passion for teaching, writing, and advocating. She was a special educator for four years before working at BioNews in 2017. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension at birth, 1991, due to a congenital heart defect. Brittany writes openly about how chronic illness and rare disease impacts her daily life and mental health. She wants people to know that there is still a high quality of life possible for those with medical conditions despite all the inevitable challenges, treatments, and procedures. On good days, you can find Brittany playing street hockey with her nephew or listening to country songs while driving to the beach.