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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Jeffrey Mendelson, MD
Mendelson Kornblum
Orthopedic & Spine Specialists
Medical Honoree

Dr. Jeffrey Mendelson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and an expert in joint replacement. He completed medical school at Wayne State University and his Residency through The Detroit Medical Center. He attended a prestigious fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell in New York before returning to the Detroit area to enter private practice. Each year since 2011, he has been named by his peers as an Hour Magazine Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.


Axton Crum
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Child Honoree

Axton is your typical eight-year-old. He loves traveling, being outside, and playing with Lego & video games - you wouldn’t know that Axton has juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). His arthritis journey began when he was only two years old. After an extended hiking/camping trip, his pain continued and the swelling began. Throughout the last several years, Axton has braved many doctor appointments, procedures, medication changes, and the like. He continues to stand strong through it all. Axton is an Arthritis Warrior.

Join or support Axton and his team, Blue Rockets, on his personal fundraising page.