Skip to main content.

2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Anthony DeLuise, M.D.
Orthopaedics Rhode Island
Medical Honoree

Dr. Anthony DeLuise is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been practicing at Orthopedics Rhode Island since 2007. Dr. DeLuise specializes in hand surgery and upper extremity surgery including shoulder surgery; microvascular surgery; treatment of fractures; carpal tunnel syndrome surgery (CTS); sports medicine; Dupuytren’s contractures, trigger digits, rheumatoid arthritis; arthritis of the hand, fingers, wrist, elbow and shoulder; and arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, and wrist. His approach to patient care is a conservative one, maximizing non-surgical methods of treatment for his patients prior to recommending surgery.

Join or support Dr. DeLuise's team, Ortho Rhode Island, on his personal fundraising page.


Patricia Nardone Soscia, M.D.
Lifespan Rheumatology, A Program of Rhode Island Hospital
Medical Honoree

Dr. Soscia is a lifelong Rhode Island resident and completed her specialty training in Rheumatology at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center after completing medical school at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She worked in academics at UMass Memorial as an Associate Professor of Medicine. She currently serves as a practicing rheumatologist and Medical Director for Lifespan Rheumatology, A Program of Rhode Island Hospital. She is a dedicated, longtime supporter of the Arthritis Foundation, its mission, and the people it serves. Together, she hopes you will join her to help find the cure.

Join or support Dr. Soscia's team, Rheum To Move, on her personal fundraising page.


Oligoarticular Juvenile
Idiopathic Arthritis
Teen Honoree

If you haven’t known Taegan her whole life, you would have no idea how resilient she truly is. After being diagnosed with pauciarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, (now called oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis), at 15 months old, Taegan has faced the pain of arthritis for essentially her whole life. With both knees, one ankle, and one wrist impacted, you would never believe that the little girl who went to 17 doctor’s appointments per month was now practicing dance. Now, in non-medicated remission since January of 2014, Taegan twirls and leaps through life, never having allowed the pain to crush her cheerful and confident spirit.