Layla's Hero Profile
Name: Layla Popik
Alias: Wonder Girl
Hometown: Seven Hills
Sidekicks: Her mom, dad and cousin, Ariana
Super power: Courtesy towards others. Layla knows being nice and showing kindness to others makes the world a better place.
When she’s not busy overcoming obstacles: Layla enjoys spreading happiness to others with her sweet, funny personality. She also loves to sing opera!
Did you know fact: Layla learned taekwondo when she lived in China. And, she can lift her right leg up over her head!
Why Layla is a #ACHero: Layla was born in China with achondroplasia and brought home to the U.S. when she was 8 years old. Layla has worked hard to learn English and also how to overcome the challenges her condition poses. With a sunny disposition, Layla attends therapy sessions to build strength in her limbs while teaching others the power of positivity through her example.
I’m fundraising as part of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay. Funds raised through my online fundraising page will assist patients and their families at Akron Children’s Hospital.
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