Hawken Miller of Newport Beach is a budding journalist living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Yvette Paz of Huntington Beach uses her experience to encourage other young people to take the disease seriously.
Nancy Daisy Dodd of Fullerton is a physician at Kaiser Permanente who specializes in pediatrics and infectious diseases. She was recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as among the most accomplished and caring physicians in the county.
Newport Beach native and food blogger Justine Okajima’s diagnosis led her to prioritize her health and rediscover her passions.
Michael Sean Wright of Santa Ana, founder of Wound Walk OC, offers help and kindness to people living on the streets.
The O.C.-based nonprofit has had its busiest year since it was founded in 2013.
Rosales makes the most of whatever comes his way.
Harald Herrman recently sold pieces from his Picasso collection for $363,125 to help meet the unprecedented demand for food this year.
Rye Goods is set to open its first storefront at Lido Marina Village.
Adopt-a-family program is just one way to share joy and ease burdens this season.