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Seaview Orthopaedics
Medical Honoree


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.

 

 


Kathy Philbin
Adult Honoree


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 hospitalizations.

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 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
Youth Honoree


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.

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