DOWNEY - Amber Marie Martinez, an incoming sophomore at Downey High School, has been named a semifinalist in Verizon's "My Fabulous Quince 2013" competition but she needs votes to put her over the top.Amber is one of 160 girls across the country competing for a chance to win an all-paid quince (15) party with participation from Jennifer Lopez and Latin pop trio 3Ball MTY. Supporters can help Amber win by texting 123 to 42308 or logging on to verizoninsider.com/my-fabulous-quince-2013/ Amber has been diagnosed with asthma and eczema, and also suffers from chronic knee and hip pain. She hopes to one day get a job helping others who are dealing with similar ailments. "Through my suffering and pain, I decided that I want to make a difference in the medical field," she says. "If I am able to help just one child from going through my own experiences, then it would be so worth it. Making them smile instead of enduring unbearable pain is my dream."
********** Published: Aug. 22, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 19