Rally marks Children’s Hospitals Week kicks in Bakersfield

In this March 2, 2018, photo, Justin Maness speaks to Eyewitness News at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., about inspiring many despite being diagnosed with diabetes.  (KBAK/KBFX photo) 

The second annual Children’s Hospitals Week begins Monday.

A rally was held Friday, and Children’s Hospitals Week champion 11-year-old Justin Maness was honored.

Justin, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, was treated at the Lauren Small Children’s Center and has since taken control of his illness.

Last year, he was selected as an ambassador for the Lauren Small Children's Center.

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