Kristen Brantner recently joined the HPS Network after her daughter was diagnosed in 2014. She quickly became involved with the Network in hopes of making a difference for the future of HPS. Kristen is currently an active stay-at-home mom with her two young children and occasionally assists in childbirth as a Birth Doula. She spent many years working as an orthodontist assistant and has a degree in Family Studies. Kristen has developed a new division of the HPS Network called RAREevents. RAREevents is intended to give members a new outlet for fundraising and supporting this rare disease. Kristen, her husband Justin, and two children live in Washington where they hope to bring awareness of HPS to the West Coast and beyond.