Meet Ileana. She’s a 16 year old global traveler, autistic Canadian and was the 2020 National & Ottawa Walk Ambassador.
Ileana is a gentle soul with a heart of gold and loves everyone, especially her brother and her puppy. She gets very excited to see her brother play sports and is his biggest cheerleader! She has an infectious laugh and beautiful smile that lights up any room she walks into.
She loves multitasking on her iPad and enjoys listening to music. One can often find her searching for music videos on YouTube and singing along. Ileana absolutely loves traveling. When it’s time to go on vacations, she gets super excited and brings all our suitcases to the front door.
“Team Ileana looks forward to walking, raising money and creating awareness for autism. We are blessed with the most supportive family, friends and community who have been with us throughout our journey.”
Elpitha Gournakis, Ileana’s Mother, Ottawa, Jan 2020
Support Team Ileana in helping create a kinder more inclusive world for people with autism.