2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Mira Leurquin
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Youth Honoree 

Mira Leurquin is from De Pere, WI. In October of 2016 Mira tore her meniscus in gymnastics. After surgery went well in November, Mira started to miss milestones of recovery and was beginning to feel pain in all of her joints. Her orthopedic surgeon referred her to Dr. Tuttle, who is a pediatric rheumatologist. Through blood tests Mira was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and later determined it as poly, which means in more than 5 joints. Currently Mira is on a path to medicated remission and has made a lot of progress since her diagnosis.

Mira is involved with many organizations such as Bright Young Dyslexics, Junior National Honor Society, student council, jazz band, and Mira is a Junior Ambassador for the Arthritis Foundation.

She loves playing instruments and taught herself how to play the flute in a few weeks! She’s also playing soccer again, as well as being in gymnastics and cheer. Mira loves advocating for juvenile arthritis and has done many interviews and even commercials bringing awareness to juvenile arthritis. Watch Mira’s OSMS “I’m Back” commercial!

To donate or join Mira’s team, click here!

Dr. Paul Tuttle 
Medical Honoree 

A Sheboygan native, Dr. Tuttle received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University. He then went to medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – the founding osteopathic medical school. He completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Saint Louis University, where he served as Chief Resident, followed by a combined fellowship in adult and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Tuttle is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Rheumatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Pediatrics.

"Since my training is in both adult and pediatric rheumatology, I am able to treat patients throughout the course of their lives and foster long-term relationships. And with new and successful therapies for problems that in the past have been debilitating, I hope to provide my patients with innovative and compassionate care to overcome their suffering."

Dr. Tuttle and his wife, Allison, have four sons. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor photography, hiking and medical missions.

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri

Residency: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship: Combined Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri

Join Dr. Paul Tuttle at the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis- Green Bay locally presented by OSMS. To donate to or join Team OSMS/BOSC, click here.


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