2022 Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest Honorees

Thomas J Parisi, MD, JD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Medical Honoree

Dr. Thomas Parisi is a practicing Orthopedic Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Specialists Hospital located in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from the Mayo Clinic and completed his Orthopedic residency at the Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Parisi subsequently completed fellowship training in complex hip and knee replacement at Colorado Joint Replacement in Denver, CO. He continues to be active in academic orthopedic surgery, as well as mission work. He performs upwards of 600 total joint replacements per year, has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles in major orthopedic journals, and has presented at numerous international orthopedic conferences. He believes in treating his patients as he would want his family treated.

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Janet Dolan
Adult Honoree

Janet Dolan was surprised and humbled to be asked to be the Adult Honoree for the Arthritis Foundation's 2022 Run/Walk to Milwaukee Irish Fest! Her grandmother was crippled with the disease at the age of 35 and feels fortunate to live in a time where we have medicine and medical advancements to help us live each day. She has been affected for nearly 25 years, has had both knees, one hip and one shoulder replaced. She is a fighter as she continues to struggle with the ups and downs of living with this disease. She has a great team of doctors at Midwest Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital who support helping her be able to live a life where she can be a productive and active family member and able to participate in community events such as this!

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Selena McMullen
Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Child Honoree

Selena was diagnosed with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) at three years old. The doctor concluded that everything seemed ‘fine’ when Selena was suffering from a rash and fever which only come at night. Her symptoms worsened and she had to be hospitalized. Once Selena was diagnosed with SIJA, she was placed on steroids to control the symptoms. This caused severe weight gain. Shortly after, Selena began injections for joint pain. 

While Selena is currently in medical remission, there is still no cure for childhood arthritis. Selena and her family hope we can all continue to work together towards finding a cure!

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