Condition / Challenge:

Down Syndrome

Celebrated For:

This fun-loving Superstar has a unique way to describe herself. Using the acrostic of her name, she will tell you she is: Amazingly Awesome, a Loyal Leader, Exceptionally Engaging, X-tra Ordinary, Incredibly Inspired, and an Adorable Athlete.

Alexia has been in the Special Olympics for the past four years participating in 5 sports: Bowling, Basketball, Softball, Track, and Swimming. She has also participated in Area, State and National Competitions winning 4 Gold, 4 Silver, and 2 Bronze medals!

Alexia loves cheerleading, was a homecoming queen in Middle School, and was an honorary cheerleader for her high school where she was able to cheer with her big sister who was captain of the team, while Alexia’s twin sister was also cheering alongside them.

Besides excelling as an athlete and cheerleader, this amazing Superstar has an incredibly big heart where she goes above and beyond to give back. Even though she is a member of the DSAH (Down Syndrome Association of Houston) where she regularly participates in fundraisers like The Buddy Walk and their annual picnic, she still wants to do more. She has started her own non-profit through the Arc of Texas to help special needs members of the disabled community!

Alexia’s nonprofit embraces the P.A.T.H. process which stands for Planning Alternatives for Tomorrow with Hope. Through this process, special needs candidates build a team of support including teachers, therapists, nurses, doctors, social workers, family and friends who meet together once a month to brainstorm ideas, goals and dreams for the best life possible for their candidate. This is a wonderful journey for those with special needs that can lead to a more fulfilling, successful and independent life!

“Alexia is an amazing young lady who has a huge heart to help others and is actively making a difference in the disabled community. She has a Grand Opening for “Alexia’s House” coming later this year, and even more great plans are in the works. She encourages others often by living out her mantras in life of “Be the change you want to see” and “Focus on my abilities rather than my disabilities!” She shines so brightly and truly makes a significant impact in the lives of others. We are so excited for her to be recognized for her accomplishments and honored as a Superstar!”