Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates has provided the highest quality of care in Monmouth and Ocean County for over 25 years, with offices conveniently located in Brick, Freehold, Ocean Township and Barnegat. Seaview is a multi-specialty practice, with board certified physicians specializing in orthopaedic care and surgery, pain management and rehabilitation, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedic, independent medical evaluations and concussion management. Seaview Orthopaedic is also the official team doctors for the Lakewood BlueClaws.
The treatments at this time (30 years ago) were high doses
of aspirin and weekly gold injections, as well as cancer and malaria
medications to slow down the devastating auto-immune process. Progression of
JRA into adulthood meant increased disability, fatigue and sometimes,
hopelessness. Kathleen participated in a
yearlong trial of an experimental drug, which did lead to relief from the pain
and inflammation.While waiting for the
treatment’s refinement and FDA approval, she experienced destruction of her
joints. This led to multiple joint replacement surgeries during her 20’s.Kathleen remained a guidance counselor in NYC
until complications of an emergency cervical-spine surgery.
Kathleen Philbin was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
(JRA) at the age of 17. The sudden and
severe onset caused an athletic high school senior to be unable to walk.Large doses of steroids helped to “control”
the disease, but she still dealt with regular flare-ups requiring
Kathleen has received tremendous support and motivation from
her husband, her sons and her parents to live well despite her
limitations. Kathleen met this year’s
Youth Honoree, Vincent, through her son’s boy scout troop. Vincent educated her
on how he benefitted from the support of the Arthritis Foundation and inspired
her to share her story.Kathleen is
excited to be the 2017 Adult Honoree at Jingle Bell Run Monmouth so she can
help raise awareness and funds that will help increase support for those living
with arthritis, improving treatments and finding a cure!
Vincent was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) at age 11. His diagnosis came after a trampoline accident that left him with a dislocated hip and another accident that left him with a severe fracture of his arm. In 2015, he was treated by the doctors and nurses at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was given a new medication that gave him back his life. His parents, the two people that have supported him through everything, no longer had to help him walk. In fact, he was able to once again play sports; football in the fall and track in the winter and spring. He also became involved with the Arthritis Foundation's Camp CHAT, JA Family Days, Walk to Cure Arthritis and Jingle Bell Run through which he has made many new friends. Vincent is very thankful for the support he has received and is honored to be the youth honoree for the 2017 Jingle Bell Run-Monmouth.