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2022 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Jayme Heim, NP
Medical Honoree

Jayme Heim is a nurse practitioner who works in dermatology. Her passion is caring for patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that affects approximately 30% of patients with psoriasis. Unfortunately, psoriatic arthritis is not recognized by many health care providers which results in a delayed diagnosis when joint changes have already occurred. Jayme's goal is to not only educate other health care providers but to educate her patients. She feels honored to be able to help patients improve their quality of life.

She has been married for 32 years and has two daughters, two son-in-laws and three grandchildren. Jayme loves spending time with her family and seeing her grandchildren grow.

Join or support Jayme on her personal fundraising page.



Destiny Gorby
Psoriatic Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Five years ago, Destiny felt like something was off and was told she was just aging. Feeling this terrible at 33, she couldn’t imagine being 80.

Numerous specialty doctors and tests later, still no diagnosis. She was losing hope when results indicated she didn’t have a brain tumor and was disappointed. She didn’t really want a brain tumor; just a diagnosis. In 2019, she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Five medications later, terrible side effects, outrageous insurance constraints and drug pricing, and her disease continued progressing.

She is a wife, mother, woman, and Arthritis Warrior! She will continue this fight until we find a cure!

Join or support Destiny and her team, Gorby Groupies, on her personal fundraising page.


Hannah Neukom
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Young Adult Honoree

Hannah Neukom is a 20-year-old student at Hillsdale College studying psychology and biochemistry with a pre-medicine focus, and she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis when she was 14 months old. She has tried a plethora of medications and treatments, including a meniscal transplant from Mayo Clinic when she was 15 years old. She refused to let arthritis define her. Hannah is an arthritis advocate because of all those who advocated for her when she couldn’t. She helped start the Arthritis Foundation Young Leaders Group to help unite young adults who live with arthritis. She believes that through education and awareness, we can shed light on this disease and help others who face a similar diagnosis.

Join or support Hannah on her personal fundraising page.


Lyllie McLain
Rock Honoree

Lyllie McLain is 12 and a big sister to two siblings with juvenile arthritis (JA). She knows firsthand how JA affects the whole family. It means not being able to do things, being extra careful, and knowing when to help even when the person doesn’t want help. It means hurting because of the pain that a loved one feels. This is one of the most difficult things for Lyllie. However, it also reveals the strength, compassion, and selflessness that is needed throughout this journey. It means joining the larger arthritis community and JA family. It means relying on and becoming part of the network of “rock” supporters who together will work to spread awareness and raise funds.

Join or support Lyllie and team, Mighty McLain's, on her personal fundraising page.