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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Majida Gaffar, MD
Connecticut Children's
Medical Honoree

Dr. Majida Gaffar is currently the Medical Director of the Division of Ophthalmology at Connecticut Children’s. She is originally from New York where she went to medical school and completed most of her training. After residency, she moved to Washington DC to complete an additional year in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s National Medical Center, and 5 more back in NY. She has now been part of Connecticut Children’s for the last seven years.

Dr. Gaffar has a special interest in ocular plastics, retinopathy of prematurity and congenital cataracts although she is trained broadly in all conditions associated with pediatric ophthalmology, including uveitis with the juvenile arthritis children.

Support or join Dr. Gaffar and team, The Drop Squad, on her personal fundraising page.



Evan Sheha, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical Honoree

Dr. Evan Sheha is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery specializing in spine surgery. His expertise lies in the application of minimally invasive techniques to treat the full spectrum of degenerative spinal conditions involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He received his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He subsequently completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery followed by a fellowship in spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His clinical and research interests focus on the application of new and enabling technologies in spine surgery.



Karly Green
Oligoarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis & Uveitis
Youth Honoree

Karly is an active, outgoing and hilarious seven-year-old. She is always up for trying new things, skiing and snowboarding being her newest adventures. Karly also loves ice skating, playing tennis and riding her bike with her parents and younger brother.

Karly’s diagnosis of oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis came 3.5 months before her second birthday and then soon after, Uveitis was added to her diagnosis. After several years of a combination of oral medication and injections, Karly has recently been able to reduce her treatment to just injections and is seeing great results.

Karly lives every day with smiles and excitement and has never let her arthritis prevent her from enjoying the adventures in front of her.

Support or join Karly and her team, Karly's Unicorns on her personal fundraising page.