Underdog Ninja Foundation was founded in 2020 by Javie and Jessica Madrigal, a husband and wife team that has been battling and overcoming heart disease for almost 20 years. Their personal story and experiences have led them to follow the calling of empowering, educating, and supporting those fighting heart disease.

The idea of creating an organization to educate people about heart disease reversal and how to prevent heart disease started in 2018 when Javie was in the hospital for another stent and God put a calling on Javie and Jessica to begin telling their story, spreading hope, and empowering people who are affected by heart disease to overcome and never give up. As a result, over the past couple of years they have developed resources, a free community, programs, and have been helping people discover how to overcome heart disease, heal their body, and live a full life. 




Board Chair

Heart Disease Survivor


Javie was diagnosed with heart disease back in 2003 at age 35 and has overcome many battles on his journey since then. He has aggressive heart disease in his family history and lost his father to it when he was 16. His father was 47 years old. He's come through a quadruple bypass at age 40, 10 stents, a heart attack, and many other challenges fighting this disease. However, he remains focused on his faith in God, his family, his purpose and living his life to the fullest. 


Over the years he has continually challenged himself to further his education in fitness, nutrition and mindset. From becoming a personal trainer in 2013, getting an Exercise Therapy certification in 2021, to living a plant based nutrition lifestyle that has completely reversed the progression of his Coronary Artery Disease, he is committed to overcoming heart disease and teaching and empowering others to do the same.


Executive Director

Heart Disease Fighter


Jessica has fought alongside Javie for over a decade and has always shared his perspective and positive outlook on life. She has a deep faith that sustains her and her commitment to her family overcoming this disease. 


She too was certified in 2013 in personal training, as well as becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2010. Health and wellness have played a large role in her life and she continues to pursue education in the area of nutrition. She is passionate about cooking, developing delicious and innovative plant based recipes, disease prevention, and teaching people how to incorporate healthy plant based nutrition for heart disease into their lives so they can achieve longevity.

In addition to her health and wellness training, she is also a contracted business coach for multiple companies where she helps entrepreneurs build their businesses, reach their goals, and impact lives through their calling.





Irene is the Founder at Alaska MasterMinds + CO. LLC., and a Knowledge Broker, Life Coach, and Speaker. Irene helps spouses and couples within the law enforcement community who struggle with trauma, trauma exposure and PTSD, by providing tools, skills, and her own experiences and knowledge necessary to maintain a strong and healthy relationship. She creates specialized mantras, specifically catered to your own desires and dreams.


Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, Irene has been living in Anchorage, Alaska for the past 21 years. She spent most of her adult career in the legal field, a Paralegal by title. Her personal voyage began in 2017, after her younger brother passed away suddenly. Everything changed. This is when she began searching for clarity, which has led her ... here.




Amira F. Scott is a skilled accounting professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the finance industry. From payroll and timekeeping administration to auditing, Scott has helped both small businesses and million-dollar companies be more mindful of their finances and reach their goals.

She has worked with individuals and nonprofits to manage their money and remain compliant with tax law and bookkeeping best practices. Her main goal is to help people change the way they think about their money in order to become and maintain financial stability, reach their money goals, and save for their future.

By using mindfulness tools and resources, Scott has helped clients change the trajectory of their money management and financial livelihood. Her extensive background in accounting gives her a foundation to help businesses large and small scale and grow..

Scott has served as payroll administrator, staff accountant, and accounts receivable clerk managing upwards of $4 million per month. She has a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor Certification and is also a notary public for Prince George’s County (Md.) and Washington, D.C.


Director of Marketing


David is a coach, speaker, and co-founder of Generation Impact Consulting. After spending a decade in sales, he decided to leave corporate America and start his own coaching and consulting company focused on serving entrepreneurs grow their businesses.


He is a dynamic speaker and has shared the stage with people like Tony Robbins, inspiring others to become the best version of themselves. He is also a father, husband, personal growth junkie, avid non-fiction reader, and lover of coffee + all things outdoors.


David is passionate about helping others fight heart disease through establishing physical, mental, and spiritual alignment so they can live abundantly. 


Interventional Cardiologist, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. Rafael E. Gonzalez joined Baylor Scott and White Health in 2007 starting the interventional cardiology department in the Austin/Round Rock Region. He became the Section Chief of the Department of Cardiology in 2009. In 2013 Dr. Gonzalez assumed the role of Division Director of Medicine for the Austin/Round Rock Region. Since the time Dr. Gonzalez joined Baylor Scott and White Health, the region has grown from 3 clinics and 25 providers to 4 hospitals, 26 clinics, and over 400 providers.

Dr. Gonzalez graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology Fellowships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas before joining Baylor Scott and White Health. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Gonzalez has been awarded in Austin Monthly “Top Doctors in Interventional Cardiology” in 2017, 2018, 2019 and in Texas Monthly “Texas Rising Stars” in Cardiology during 2012, 2013. He is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center where he actively teaches students, as well as Internal Medicine Residents. Dr. Gonzalez is actively and has been involved in several clinical research trials. He continues with an active interventional cardiology practice performing coronary, structural, and peripheral cardiovascular interventions.

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Underdog Ninja Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit

Organization with the EIN: 84-4583506