Downey teen to be honored for arthritis awareness

DOWNEY - Downey High School freshman Mikayla Minnig will serve as a youth honoree at the 2013 Orange County Arthritis Walk taking place May 19 on the campus of UC Irvine.Mikayla was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 3. She has raised thousands of dollars in research and testified before Congress, advocating for arthritis awareness. She recently launched a nonprofit, Change For Arthritis, and last year she attended the Painted Turtle Camp for kids with arthritis. The Orange County Arthritis Walk is the Arthritis Foundation's signature event that raises funds and awareness to fight arthritis, the nation's No. 1 cause of disability.

********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02