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At the age of three, I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Doctors told my parents I might never speak and could not go to regular school. Today at 18 years of age and after years of therapy (speech and behaviour therapy, psychotherapy) I lead a normal life. I am a Senior in High School, speak three languages and I'm working really hard on becoming a top golfer to enter one of the best colleges in the US. I am trying to follow in my sister's footsteps.
During the US Women's Amateur in August 2017, I was interviewed by Beth Ann Nichols of Golfweek (article in the news & media section above), Fox Golf and Golf Channel (video below). My story appeared on live television, while caddying for my sister Albane, an Olympian enrolled at Stanford!
Telling my story helped me realize how lucky I was to beat autism, so I have decided to help other children with autistic syndrome through my passion for golf.
I have created a charity called "Alexis for Autism" whose focus and purpose is to organize golf events to raise funds for associations, foundations and medical research for autism.
My first event took place at my home course, the golf Club of Geneva on June 27th 2018.
We raised over 305'000 CHF to help the genetic research.
For details go to CHARITY EVENT and DONATIONS.
I am pleased to announce that my second charity event will take place in the Bahamas.
Albane & Alexis, Golf Channel november 2017.