Alexis Hansen

"About a year ago, I lost my grandpa, one of my greatest role models, to COPD Lung Disease. Not only did he serve the El Monte community for 29 years as a captain for the police department, but he is also the man who loved me, showed me new things, took me on new experiences, and truly showed me what it meant to smile. I smile because he taught me the true meaning, and for that, I continue to smile so that I can show the next person what it means to smile. It's a beautiful thing."