About Author 



Carol Ann Bartz lives in Chisago City, Minnesota with her husband where they are raising their children. 

She is a hockey, soccer, and gymnastics mom as well as a runner and a triathlete. She graduated from St. Catherine University and continues to work part-time as a registered nurse at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Hospital (now renamed University of Minnesota Health). Carol Ann continues to fundraise in efforts of one day getting closer to finding a cure for neurofibromatosis and cancer.

Carol Ann is available as a speaker for groups interested in her faith journey, her journey with her son, and about the importance of being an advocate for your child in today’s healthcare system.

She is a member of the Momcology Bereaved Moms Group on Facebook. 

She says, “I live to tell Zac’s story. I have something important to say.