Audrey Damikolas

Rare Disease Patient

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Audrey Damikolas is the youngest of three children in her family. She and her older sister are both affected by a mitochondrial disorder. Audrey has learned to be an advocate for her own medical needs, and her experience has helped her develop compassion for others as well. She recently completed the 6th grade, earning a 4.0 GPA, and plans to serve in student government next school year. She loves math, science, and language arts and earned awards in each subject. Creative and outgoing, Audrey enjoys making art, hanging out with her friends, playing with her terrier, Milo, and developing new skills like cooking. She plans to attend The Painted Turtle camp this summer, a non-profit camp designed to give medically fragile children the chance to be typical kids.