Tawny’s oldest daughter, Quincy, suffered a severe adverse reaction to her 2-month DPT immunization. Quincy is unable to walk or talk and requires full-time support and care-giving.
Tawny has a BA in Business and Secondary Education from Eastern Washington University. In addition to writing, Tawny is also a national advocate for vaccine safety. She is the co-Chair for the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines and serves as an external consultant to the Vaccine Safety Work Group for the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.
Tawny and her husband, Rob, live in Wasilla, Alaska where they are raising three children. They are actively involved in the adaptive sports community in Alaska and the entire family shares a passion for downhill skiing in the winter and travel in the summer.