Illness and Isolation | Ali Mitrovich | TEDxCardinalNewmanHS

Ali asks, how does disease and illness lead to social isolation and further suffering?

Ali Mitrovich is a senior from Windsor, CA. She is a competitive dancer; dancing since she was 8 years old, and is now teaching a class at the studio she began dancing at many years ago. She has two nieces, with another on the way, and spends as much time as she possibly can with them. After suffering Lyme Disease for three and a half years, Alexandra held her very own first annual “In the Lyme Light” fashion show fundraiser for Lyme Disease and began her senior service project. This fundraiser, held in the Cardinal Newman gym during her junior year, raised almost ,000 for Lyme Disease, while also educating the audience about the dangers of this invisible illness. She is passionate about this project and is holding the second annual show on April 9, 2016. She hopes to attend college next year at either Seattle University, Pepperdine, or University of San Diego to begin studying medicine.

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