Jasmine Figueroa was an athletic child who enjoyed playing running, bowling and playing handball with her friends in the Bronx. After age 10, she was treated for bronchitis and asthma. At 13, she developed a heart murmur, and was referred to the Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian where she was diagnosed with HCM.
For the next few years, pediatric cardiologists were able to control Jasmine's symptoms with minimal medication. Her life returned to normal–with a few restrictions–at age 19, a healthy Jasmine gave birth to her first child.