Extraordinary Patients

Jonelle Martin – Diagnosis Fuels Her Passion to Help Others with Central Nervous System (CNS) Vasculitis

Jonelle Martin’s diagnosis motivated her to create a Facebook group for other patients with CNS. By her own definition, Jonelle Martin calls herself a survivor of central nervous system vasculitis. That term has even greater power considering that when she was diagnosed there were rumors among some of her friends…...

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Kris Kelbrants – Documenting CNS Vasculitis Journey In New Book, Maze of Thorns

Kris with her mother, Sherry. Their book, Maze of Thorns, drew details from a journal that Sherry kept during Kris’ stay in the hospital. Kris Kelbrants was by every measure a successful young woman. In 1993, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota with a…...

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