Alleyah 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



Edgar is a fifth grader at Bernalillo Elementary School. He was diagnosed in 2016 and is somewhat shy when it comes to communicating with others outside of his family. He is very creative and expresses himself through art and was awarded first place this year for his art project where he competed against other classmates from the entire school. He enjoys spending time with family and walking along the Bosque.

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