Award winning author Alice Kuipers has published eight books for children and young adults internationally. She and her eight-year-old son, Theo, will be taking part in the challenge to understand better the difficulties that fellow citizens, both adults and children, live with daily. Hopefully both Theo and Alice will learn more about the city they live in and they'll discover ways to become more involved as a family in their community in the future. Theo has two brothers and a sister and a dog. He is looking forward to taking part in the shorter Survivor challenge designed for him!