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Honorees

First, there was Mariah Aquino, well-known for being the face of Mariah’s Movers, an organization the 10-year from Beaver Falls/Patterson Heights founded in order to bring awareness to juvenile arthritis (JA), an incurable disease she was diagnosed with at age 5. When a walk-in tub, recommended by doctors, was out of her mom’s financial means,... Read more »

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Faced with Juvenile Arthritis, Local Teen Starts a Movement and Will Be the Sole National Youth Honoree for 2017 Walk for The Cure (for Arthritis); Was Surprised when Dozens Silently Nominated Her to Receive the Her Own State-of-the-Art Hydrotherapeutic Tub Mariah Aquino has followers world-wide and is well-known in the Pittsburgh area for being the... Read more »

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(Original Online Submission by Wife and Veteran Peggy Rollins): My husband, Michael, was injured in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2003 while serving with the military. He is legally blind and suffers from TBI, PTSD, and severe gate loss and has to wear compression bandages to include gloves, sleeves, and stockings. He also must... Read more »

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Kaitlyn Weaver is Alabaster, Alabama’s angel, a 9-year-old fashionista and fighter. The bright colors she wears matches her bright personality. She likes to sing and color but most of all, she likes cheerleading, even if it is done while in a wheelchair, which it has been lately. That is because she suffers from juvenile rheumatoid... Read more »

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It began with a Facebook post, a longshot request from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Designated Coordinator Becky Narveson to Minneapolis-based Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. of Minnesota. In her request, Ms. Narveson told the story of four incredible ladies, all with intellectual disabilities, who have lived together for more than 30 years. The women... Read more »

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Her name is Heaven spelled backwards but Nevaeh Crews’ life in Callahan has been quite the opposite. The 11-year old girl suffered a stroke when she was six and was diagnosed with Moyamoya. The disease is a rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain. The name means “puff... Read more »

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