Congratulations to Ayana Johnson! On June 25 she was crowned Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen for 2022.
Ayana who is from Suffolk, Va., mission during her reign, is a social impact initiative entitled, Ayana’s R.E.A.D. – Readiness to Empower, Advocate and Dimmish Hopelessness in Chronic Illness.
Diagnosed with sickle cell disease at birth, Ayana learned to manage her illness and become a voice to those who feel like they cannot advocate for themselves.
“I have lived with this illness for my entire life and have learned to overcome it and ultimately be a voice to those who feel like they cannot advocate for themselves. I have done numerous public speaking appearances to educate the public on underrepresented chronic illnesses and I am the national teen ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA).”
Ayana is available for public speaking engagements, so look for her in upcoming podcast and public appearances.
Visit her on her FB page to show her love and support!