Lori Konecni resides in New York with her husband and three children. She long thought that she suffered from endometriosis due to her difficulty getting pregnant and moderate pain, but it was never serious enough that doctors suggested treatment. Two years ago she began to have other health issues which included difficulty breathing, but no clear diagnosis. It wasn’t until a “spontaneous” lung collapse that she had her answer: thoracic endometriosis. She is a strong advocate for finding answers even when other doctors tell you “not to worry about it,” and is committed to helping women battle endometriosis. She has worked with several non-profits including the March of Dimes, the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, and the Center for Education Reform. When she’s not currently homeschooling her children, she serves as chair of the development committee for the Catholic Schools Region of Rockland County in the Archdiocese of New York.