Exercising is really good for your mental health and your physical health because it releases endorphins – and that helps you feel better. When I’m jittery I know moving my body helps — so I get up and walk or skip down the hall to get my mind focused. ■ I do soccer, basketball, snowshoeing, and track. In 2014 I was selected to represent New Hampshire at the National Special Olympics, and I was on this amazing basketball team and we got really close. Yes, we won the gold medal! ■ I have some really great friends and we’ve gotten really close through sports. My friends are supportive of me and they’ve been with me through everything — and I love when we hang out and get silly and watch movies and stuff.
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