Alexis Hernandez q Have you ever competed in USA Games? a Yes, this will be my second time competing and I can have a second chance to compete and win a gold medal. q Will anyone be traveling to Seattle to cheer you on? a Yes, my parents, three sisters, brother, and grandmother will be attending USA Games to root for me! q What is something you have worked hard to overcome? a “My mom pushed me to run a 10k this past spring with my running club and my brother and sister. I was scared I wasn't going to be able to finish, but I did. I come from a family where all my siblings are athletes. My brother is also in Special Olympics. My parents don't treat us any different. They cheer us each on and they support us in any way they can. They push us to be the best person we can be. They push us to be the best athlete we can be.” q What is your favorite thing about Special Olympics? a Winning gold medals is my favorite.