"When I was 12, I started having this problem where my legs would go numb and I would collapse."

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Caroline's biggest obstacle to deal with was when she was between the ages of 12 and 14...

When I was 12, I started having this problem where my legs would go numb and I would collapse. This would happen every time I came off stage after dancing. I went to 10 different doctors and had multiple rounds of blood work and other tests before coming to the realization I was having anxiety attacks. I remember my teacher sitting me down and saying “Caroline, there will be a lot of stress pounded on you throughout your life, but if you don’t push through you’ll never get out of the storm.” Getting through this was difficult but luckily I overcame it because of that advice and overall learned how to deal with major stress.

Caroline's biggest inspiration is...

My biggest inspiration is Emily Schuler because she always looks for the positive things in every situation. She is outgoing, smart, beautiful, caring, and always puts everything she has into what she is doing.

Caroline's biggest accomplishment was when she was 13...

My biggest accomplishment is winning the On Stage America national dance competition.

Written by Caroline Henk.

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