One Person’s Story with Breast Implant Illness with Maria Gmitro

In today’s episode, Maria Gmitro joins us to share an inspiring story about breast implant illness. Listen now! Meet Maria Gmitro  Maria Gmitro holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional/Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida and is the Director of Community Outreach & Patient Advocacy for TrackMy Solutions, a medical device tracking/patient alerting company. Maria experienced illness from newly FDA approved breast implants and regained health upon removal. After healing, she decided to take action by supporting other women suffering from breast implant illness and BIA-ALCL through various support groups. She testified in front of the FDA at the most recent hearing on the safety of breast implants in March 2019. Maria is President and co-founder of Breast Implant Safety Alliance (BISA Nonprofit). In September of 2019, she and her BISA organization were the first patient advocacy group given a booth at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Plastic Surgery The Meeting.” Through her experience, she learned of the greater issues with medical devices and advocates in DC for medical device safety. She serves as a breast implant representative for Medical Device Problems Advocacy of ASHES Nonprofit. She also serves as a breast implant patient representative for the National[…..]