Andrissa is a remarkable mother of 2 amazing boys. She is a woman who doesn’t complain about problems – instead, she takes action. For example, when the lower elementary grades of her sons’ school did not have a real PE program, she went in and implemented one. She was the top volunteer and was flown all over the country to speak for Head Start.
When her older son Sebastian was diagnosed with asthma and severe allergies. instead of just giving him the prescription drugs, she researched and experimented with different food possibilities which resulted in her eliminating dairy from his diet and incorporating reflexology on his feet. Six years later he no longer requires medication and his asthma and allergies are completely under contorl. He can run a mile in under 9 minutes and has been able to add dairy back into his diet.
Her younger son, Oliver – age 11, was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and CHOC hospital personnel are amazed at how well he has dealt with it. It’s all a result of Andrissa’s unwillingness to let health “problems” interfere with having a normal, active childhood.
Plus, she’s lived in Huntington Beach all her life, works for causes that are important to her (like keeping the downtown library) and is now running for city council to improve the quality of life in Huntington Beach!
I’m nominating Andrissa because she is definitely the most deserving Mom that I know. (nominated by Lisa S.)