Aaliyah is a freshman at Artesia Junior High School and recently attended the Special Olympics of New Mexico held in Albuquerque of this year, where she participated in track, basketball, poly hockey and softball. This is her sixth year attending and she placed first in softball (501) and received a medal of recognition. After her cancer diagnoses in 2015 , her family said she became extremely outgoing and motivated to win! She loves to dance, cook, color and always offers a smile filled with warmth


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