Come and join us for the 2019 The Carolinas MG Walk as we continue taking “steps” toward the ultimate finish line…a world without myasthenia gravis! Register now to join an existing team, or to start and Captain your own!
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Joleen Moe is a retired Registered Nurse and Health Care Administrator . She has spent most of her career in Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas partnering with surgeons and leading ambulatory surgery centers. She now lives in Mooresville, NC. Joleen was diagnosed with sero negative Myasthenias Gravis in 2011 at the age of 50 with the usual symptoms, droop eye, slurred speech, and generalized weakness. Although she loved her job, she took an early retirement in 2013. After maxing out on Mestinon, her neurologist gave her an 18-20% chance of achieving remission with steroids. She felt up to the challenge and took it. This year she celebrates her 5th year in remission, symptom free, without any medications for MG. Joleen attributes her success, not only to great medical care, but also devoting her life to healthy living. She feels blessed to have beaten these odds and is committed to being a positive influence in the lives of others as well. Joleen gives back by co leading the MG Support group here in Charlotte. She practices living a balanced life that includes healthy eating, exercise, being surrounded by good friends and family and believing in God. She believes in doing what you love, such as painting, and spending time outdoors. Joleen has also lived in France and Belgium. It was important to not only give her children experiences abroad but also teach her them tolerance and understanding of other cultures at an early age. Now, her children are grown and demonstrate this tolerance and understanding by both ending up in healthcare fields. Joleen has been married to her husband, Jeff for 34 years. She has two wonderful daughters, Brittany and Meghann and a very talented and fun loving son in law, Justin.
Novant Health Neurology & Sleep
Dr. Joseph Chipman is committed to patient satisfaction based on empathetic patient care. Being able to provide patients evidence-based diagnoses coupled with the most effective, innovative treatments is the most important part of his job. He has a strong interest in integrative neurology, which encompasses a mix of standard practice neurology and holistic medicine. He feels this gives patients different treatment options for difficult-to-treat neurological disorders. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and children. He likes outdoor activities, gardening, playing tennis and playing racquetball. He also has several unique pursuits that include collecting antiques, jukeboxes and pinball machines.
Special Interests: Neuromuscular Disorder
Novant Health in Neurology | Neuromuscular Medicine
Ebinehita Arhebamen, MD, MPH believes in the importance of patient-centered medicine, having committed to her medical school’s mission of going beyond the treatment of disease to also treat the human spirit. Her Master of Public Health degree focused on community health, which highlighted the importance of patient education and advocacy to involve patients as active members of their own treatment plan. With additional board certifications in neuromuscular medicine and epilepsy, she has a particular passion for treating patients with myasthenia gravis, along with other nerve and muscle diseases. Dr. Arhebamen is also invested in resident education as an associate clinical faculty member in the Novant Health Family Medicine Residency Program. In her free time, Dr. Arhebamen enjoys baking and listening to music with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys her two cats.
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On MG Walk Day, we gather to celebrate those we love who live with MG and commemorate the research we’ve helped to develop with funds raised!
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MG Walk Office
1707 N. Randall Rd, Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60123
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