After Heather’s mother passed away at age 44 of gastric cancer, and losing her grandfather to this disease, she wanted to do everything in her power to be proactive about her health risks, especially for her husband and three year old daughter. At the age of 30, she was referred from her hometown clinic to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where she met with a genetic counselor and decided to proceed with genetic testing. In July 2015, Heather learned that she tested positive for the CDH1 mutation. She is tentatively scheduled for total gastrectomy in August 2016. Follow along as she shares her story, Gut Feelings: A CDH1 Journey. October 2015.