Meet a Superstar: BMX Track Racing with Narcolepsy

by julie on June 30, 2014

xander bmx track racingMeet Xander, a 4-year-old superstar with narcolepsy living in Canada. Xander has big bike racing dreams and isn’t letting his narcolepsy slow him down. Watch Xander fly by in this video:

Xander Canada

This was Xander’s first Bmx Bootcamp for the season. Bmx track racing is a form of off-road bicycle racing, derived from motocross racing. I worked with Xander’s mom this past week to provide narcolepsy resources and fact sheets to educate the track authorities on the REAL symptoms of narcolepsy. 

“I rode like a boss!” exclaims Xander after each ride. His track nickname is “Superstar” after big pro riders called him this during a performance in which he rode out on Bmx in the opening of the show with big pro stars. It really drives him knowing these guys thought he was a “superstar” to them.

Please join me in cheering for Xander, one of our superstars with narcolepsy. Xander – you are overcoming adversity daily and pursuing your dreams. You’re an inspiration to me and many others.

Go Xander, go!

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Heather July 1, 2014 at 8:17 am

Go Xander!!!!!! Cool name as well Xander – my son, who has narcolepsy, has a ‘X’ name too: Xavier. He’s a musician. Go the ‘X’ Factor kids!

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Carrie-Ann Burns March 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm

He is such a cutie and is doing so well now!

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