Alexandra is an inspiration to everyone in her family and a true role model of positivity in the face of adversity. As a baby and toddler Alexandra experienced multiple respiratory infections, bronchiolitis and pneumonia. Eventually diagnosed with asthma, Alexandra was put on a medication regiment that began to improve her breathing problems. She was referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist at All Children’s Hospital who discovered she had sinus cavities that were blocked by an abnormal bone growth. She underwent a series of surgeries to remove the growth, as well as, sinus polyps and adenoids. The results were dramatic and she became a different child. She was no longer cranky from not being able to sleep, she was able to get over colds without having severe asthma flare-ups, and in short she began to enjoy life. In order to support other children with asthma, Alexandra started her own fundraising initiative called “Tri 4 Asthma” where she gets people to sponsor her for every mile she completes in children’s triathlons.