Alexa was my best friend: the class clown, the leader of our wolf pack and the greatest sidekick I could ever have. Every day I spent with her was a blessing. I will cherish our memories until we meet again.
Alyson first got involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2012 after the loss of her close friend. Starting off as the Great Strides team leader of Alexa's Minions, she then became an intern at the Greater New York Chapter and eventually a full-time employee in the fall of 2013. She is passionate about photography (and expanding her camera collection), social media, family, friends and post-it notes. In her free time, Alyson works on perfecting her newest hobbies, knitting and stand-up paddle boarding. Born and raised on Long Island, Alyson currently resides in Manhattan and works at the CF Foundation Greater New York Chapter -- Manhattan. Follow @fromwesttoeast on Instagram and @alytre on Twitter.