Downey teen needs help winning ultimate party

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 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