An Andover, MA native, Alexandra “Alex” Miliotis was known for her strong-willed nature, intelligence, and wisdom that went beyond her years. Like her twin sister, Arianna, and older brother Geordie, she was heavily involved in Andover sports throughout her childhood. .
Extremely sick from chemotherapy treatments but so-wanting to be a regular teen, Alex fought very hard to beat the leukemia that ravaged her body for 10 months. She once attended a school basketball game covered with warm blankets and a head wrap, and was seated in a wheelchair at the end of the bench to cheer on the team that included her twin sister, Arianna Miliotis.
Diagnosed in May 2001, Alex died on March 15, 2002. She was just 16.