Parker Lentini is a Powerful, Positive “Purple Playa” with a Passionate hope for a cure!
Now 16, Parker was diagnosed with polyarticular systemic onset juvenile arthritis at the age of 10. Since his diagnosis, he has endured hospitalizations and drug failures, and his disease has also attacked his vital organs. Most recently he underwent major reconstructive surgery on both of his legs, ankles, and feet.
As the Arthritis Foundation’s 2016 Walk to Cure Arthritis National Youth Honoree, Parker wants to raise awareness of the devastating pain and disability that children with arthritis face. He and his family believe all children deserve pain-free fun. Parker is committed to supporting the Arthritis Foundation in finding a cure and bringing hope to all families dealing with arthritis.
2015: Personally raised $11,135 Team raised $13,225
2016 Goal: $20,000