Donna Pierce

Age: 47
Baltimore, Maryland

Donna Pierce is living a life she didn’t think would be possible for someone growing up with congenital heart disease. As a child, she had congenital aortic stenosis and always felt that her body and heart weren’t cooperating with her athletic mindset.  Donna underwent the Ross Procedure for aortic valve replacement in June 2000 and hasn’t looked back since. She is a CrossFit gym co-owner and uses her experience to help empower her gym members not only physically, but mentally.