Comedian & Keynote Speaker


A normal 13-year-old boy is full of energy, life and excitement.  At 13, I was in heart failure and was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy. My life changed – though it never stopped me from living. In the initial stages of prognosis, I was told I would need a heart transplant by the time I was 24. I blew passed this, and surpassed all expectations. 

Instead of letting my diagnosis push me down, I built a successful career as an Electrical Engineering Technologist starting at age 20, started stand-up comedy at 24, got married at 31, and now have two beautiful daughters!

Eventually my heart had enough, and I went into heart failure in 2014 and then again in 2016. At this point, I had a surgery to implant a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD). This kept me healthy until my transplant on June 15, 2019! 

I now advocate for Organ Donor Awareness, perform stand-up comedy and regularly speak at events. By telling my story with a humorous flare, I always thrive to leave audiences feeling inspired and full of life.


Julie Whitty 

Tel: 587-436-5954

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