Extraordinary Patients

Julia Metraux – Following Urticarial Vasculitis Diagnosis, Student Becomes Vasculitis Foundation Intern

Julia Metraux’s college plans were derailed in October 2016 after she developed an onset of symptoms that began as annoyances and then became dangerous. “I was eighteen years old and in my second month at McGill University,” Julia recalled....

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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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Nashville Pediatrician Earns Vasculitis Foundation V-RED Award for Making Critical, Early Diagnosis

The 2018 V-RED Awardee is Linda Brady, MD, a pediatrician with Old Harding Pediatric Associates, Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Brady was nominated by Lisa Crabb, the mother of Chip, who was diagnosed with Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/ formerly Wegener’s) in September 2017....

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2018 V-RED Nominated Physicians Receive Certificates of Appreciation

In addition to the winner and Honorable Mentions, 38 other medical professionals were nominated by patients, and were each given a special Certificate of Appreciation....

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Rennie Rhee, MD, MS – VF Fellowship Is Critical to Young Physician Advancing Career

In medical school, the very complex diseases in rheumatology fascinated Rennie Rhee, MD, MS. In particular, vasculitis was a mystery she was interested in solving. Following her residency, she received a two-year fellowship from the Vasculitis Foundation. “Treating vasculitis is very much like solving a puzzle since you get a…...

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