Wash Park arthritis walk to help raise awareness Sunday

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DENVER -- In the Stapleton neighborhood, more than a hundred supporters are set to walk Sunday in Washington Park for a 10-year-old Denver girl who has been suffering from a rare form of arthritis since birth.

Elise Azer has been dealing with pain for years as doctors try to figure out how to treat her condition.

"I have new medicine which, for the past year, has been helping me feel better," said Elise...who goes by Ellie. "My pain is under control and I can play with my friends like normal."

Her friends and relatives will be walking to raise money to fight arthritis. They have come from all over metro area and the U.S. to help.

Ellie has a video on the Arthritis Walk web site which tells her story and shows how anyone can help the fight to end arthritis.

"She has handled this condition so well," said Ellie's mom, Krista. "We just are so happy her new medication is helping her be a normal kid, and we are so thankful for all the support we are getting."

The walk is on Sunday at Wash Park, and registration begins at 9 a.m. You don't have to walk to donate, just check out the walk's website at Arthritis Walk Denver.