URBANA — A friend’s death inspired this Kid to Know to try to stop others from suffering. Mallika Luthar is a junior at Uni High School.
She helped raise more than $10,000 in three years for pediatric cancer research, through Danny’s Fund; named in honor of her friend, Danny Nardi. Mallika watched him battle cancer almost half his life.
Mallika’s work is being noticed. She was a finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, honoring students for their service activities.