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2023 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Charles Claps, MD
Resurgens Orthopaedics
Medical Honoree

As a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Charles Claps works extensively to assist patients along their arthritis journey. Dr. Claps is a joint replacement specialist and is honored to serve patients with this debilitating disease. Dr. Claps is thrilled to be serving as this year’s Medical Honoree. 


Natalie Tripplet
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Natalie was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 22 years old. Due to the shortage of providers in her area it took several months for her to receive care and after just two years of being diagnosed she was left with permanent damage in several joints. This has made daily living difficult, however due to new treatments available she has been able to regain most of her function back. She is passionate about health equity, advocacy and education, and aspires to work in rheumatology in low-income, underserved and minoritized communities. Your donation will help address the shortage of arthritis providers and find a cure to improve the lives of the 1 in every 4 people who battle arthritis.  


Paisley Yarbrough
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Teen Honoree

Paisley was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 17 months old. Over the years it has spread to different joints in her body and has caused daily activities, that are easy for others, to become difficult. Your donation will help find a cure and improve the lives of the nearly 60 million adults and 300,000 children living with arthritis. Paisley is excited to be this year's youth honoree for Georgia and she can't wait to Walk to Cure Arthritis!


Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Youth Honoree

Ansley-Marie was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at 6 years old. She has faced many challenges that come with the pain, stiffness and discomfort of the several joints that are affected by her arthritis that make every day tasks we take for granted extremely difficult. She is now a 7 year old 2nd grader who loves to cheer and loves her 3 siblings. Your donation will help find a cure but also spread awareness of this disease and what kids like Ansley-Marie go through daily.