At first, Gavin Huntley-Fenner’s asthma came on slowly. While training with his high school wrestling team, he grew short of breath whenever he ran laps outside in the cold. Huntley-Fenner didn’t worry too much, though, because his symptoms were never severe, and they disappeared in warm weather.
Hurwitz, a University of Michigan pulmonologist and Dolan’s physician. Asthma afflicts 12 million Americans and costs $6 billion annually to treat, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Alexander Ortega has an inquisitive mind. Like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, he likes to sift through facts and ponder difficult questions. A clue here, a trail picked up there, and suddenly, the pieces of a tough puzzle all fall neatly into place.
As a competitive swimmer, Tom Dolan couldn’t have designed a better body for himself. At 6 feet, 6 inches tall, with arms that seemed to stretch the width of a pool lane, he wasn’t exactly a welcome sight to his opponents.