Miss California Icon Shines Spotlight On Juvenile Arthritis
“My arthritis has turned me into a strong, spirited and resilient young woman,” said Rochelle. “Despite my diagnosis, I believe that I can achieve anything in life through perseverance. I want to be a positive voice and source of hope for others that may be struggling.”
Rochelle fully embodies the spirit of the pageant’s motto: “Be Bold. Be Great. Be You. Believe!” as she refused to rest after the competition ended. To Rochelle, the pageant victory was only a stepping stone to her ultimate goal of spreading awareness and encouragement about juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. In doing so, Rochelle has proven herself to be a model citizen and has epitomized the numerous lessons she has learned throughout her pageant experience.
“When I was crowned ‘2015 Miss California Icon,’ my dream came true of finding a platform that would allow me to raise awareness for a cause that is so near and dear to my heart,” said Rochelle.
While Rochelle loves getting dolled up with the glitz and glamour that each pageant brings, what she cherishes even more is having a platform to deliver an important message to her fans – that with enough perseverance, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is no match for anyone pursuing their dreams. Rochelle’s pageant winnings were merely the icing on the cake, as the knowledge that she is helping others is her most treasured prize.
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