Mikayla Minnig

Diane Davis, right, president of Rotary Club of Downey, presents 12-year-old Mikayla Minnig with a $100 donation for her foundation, Change For Arthritis, which supports arthritis research. Mikayla was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at age 3, a painful autoimmune disease which causes her body to attack healthy joints and tissue. Mikayla has been and ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation for many years, participating in local walks to raise money for the foundations. She also testified before Congress on behalf of the 300,000 children like her living with juvenile arthritis. After finishing her reign as a Junior Miss Downey princess in 2010, she founded Change For Arthritis, a non-profit charity that provides aid to the Arthritis Foundation. ********** Published: July 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 15