Emily is a rising high school junior who has been part of Special Olympics for 7 years. She participates in swimming, track and field and basketball, but her favorite part is the friends she’s made. Emily always has a smile on her face, and keeps her spirits high by everything from singing and dancing to watching funny cat videos.
Even though Special Olympics keeps her busy, Emily still finds time to participate in a special needs competitive cheer squad and her high school’s softball and swim teams. This happy athlete is also a lover of animals and cooking!
Emily’s words to live by:
“You can do anything. Be powerful.”
Along with #AerieREAL Role Models, Aly Raisman and Iskra, we were so excited to welcome Emily and 6 other Special Olympics athletes to our photo studio for a full day of #AerieREAL in honor of Global Week of Inclusion.
See more from Emily and our day celebrating Special Olympics athletes here.