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2023 Walk to Cure Arthritis Honorees


Christopher Palmer, MD
Signature Medical Group
Medical Honoree 

Dr. Christopher Palmer is an St. Louis-based orthopedic surgeon in who specializes in robotic joint replacement surgery. He treats a variety of orthopedic issues, and focuses on minimally invasive treatments, total joint and partial joint replacement, joint arthroscopy, and orthopedic trauma. Read More



Gunnar Swebilius
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Youth Honoree

Gunnar Swebilius is 9 years old and was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in June of 2018. Our brave warrior has had many ups and downs while being in medicated remission twice since his diagnosis. Gunnar does not let JIA stop him and he continues to do what he loves while playing video games, drawing, climbing, and running… anything a typical 9-year-old loves to do. Gunnar is also fond of space and learning about the planets. While JIA may physically wear him out, it does not keep his spirits down.