Abigail Gonzalez was born in Oakland, California in 2003. Early in her life she realized that she had trouble breathing whenever she exerted energy in the form of exercise. She fell in love with soccer, but struggled to breathe and often had to sit out of the games. At age 6 she learned that she had asthma and was prescribed an inhaler to help her breathe. With the help of her doctor, she learned how to deal with asthma attacks and being unable to breathe. She also learned that many other kids in the Bay Area were getting asthma, many of the cases caused by pollution in the Port of Oakland, She recognized that they did not have the same access to health care that she had and wanted to help. Now, Abigail is 16 and playing club soccer along with varsity soccer at her high school. She is passionate about helping other children like her deal with their asthma and learn to participate in activities that they were not able to before. She also advocates for better air quality which is directly related to climate change. She aims to create change in her local community and eventually, in the world.