Whitney was first diagnosed with IgA Nephropathy in 2012 during her first semester of nursing school. She was placed on steroids and immunotherapy at that time, which she continues to this day.
Throughout the ups and downs that IgA Nephropathy brings, she was able to complete her nursing degree through Oklahoma City Community College. She then proceeded to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with University of Phoenix and finally a Master of Science in Nursing and Adult Gerontological Primary Nurse Practitioner degrees from Maryville University. Whitney has dedicated her career and spare time to helping those with autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders, administering an array of biological therapies. It is her passion to ensure that each patient has knowledge and efficiency in being their own advocate.