Brooke Keefer is a mom to three sons and has a granddaughter. Brooke has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany. For over 15 years, she worked as a not-for-profit director, lobbyist, advocate, and a grant writer, manager, and reviewer in the field of children's mental health and juvenile justice. Brooke has suffered from several conditions-sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, chronic pancreatitis, and fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome. Today, she writes health articles, advocates for patient rights, runs the Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction Awareness and Education Network website, www.sodae.org and authored The Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction Survival Guide.