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2023 Jingle Bell Run Honorees


Kelly Weselman, MD
Wellstar Health System Rheumatology
Medical Honoree

Dr. Weselman has provided quality care to people with rheumatic diseases in the metro Atlanta area for 22 years. She completed her rheumatology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and started a community private practice in rheumatology. After 9 years in private practice, she joined Wellstar Health System.

She is a Fellow of the ACR and ACP and a member of the AMA. Dr. Weselman has earned Top Doctor of Atlanta in Atlanta Magazine, Trend Magazine, and Modern Luxury Magazine multiple times.

Dr. Welesman is married and has two young adult sons. She enjoys swimming, biking, tennis, and golf. She is proud to be serving as the Medical Honoree for the Arthritis Foundation.

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Vanessa Hamler
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Adult Honoree

Vanessa was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis on March 23, 2012, at the age of 41. She knew something was wrong when she developed a severe limp and was limited with the use of her hands. Her symptoms rapidly got worse which ultimately left her unable to walk and have limited mobility of her hands. Vanessa was given the life-altering diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She allowed her diagnosis to catapult her into the unique cutting-edge transparent advocacy journey that she is known for today. Vanessa is honored to be recognized as the adult honoree to help bring awareness to this disease.

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Natalie Menikoff
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Teen Honoree

Natalie was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis when she was 10 years old. Thanks to access to great medical care, she was diagnosed and able to start treatments quicker than most, which made a huge difference in her life. Even so, she lives with permanent joint damage and chronic daily pain which can make daily activities challenging. Natalie is excited to be this year’s teen honoree and help raise awareness of the need to find a cure for juvenile idiopathic arthritis and help the 300,000 children who suffer along with her.