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CMT Awareness Month Challenge

We’ve all seen the ALS Awareness Bucket Campaign and how ALS successfully raised over $109 million, well now comes the CMT Awareness Challenge. I’ve been nominated for this challenge to write 3 things that I am grateful for relating to CMT, over the next 5 days.
I believe the point is to help people understand what it’s like to have CMT, and let them know where they can donate to find a treatment to stop the progression. Continue reading

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Meet fellow CMT blogger, Ashley Pomykala

Meet The Blogger Behind Parsimonious Pash Interview by Melinda Lang How did you decide to become a blogger? Honestly this is probably one of the toughest questions you could ask.  I tried my way with a couple of blogs before … Continue reading

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Overcoming Depression and Living With Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Studies show that people who suffer from debilitating diseases tend to have a higher risk of depression. It can be a struggle getting up every day when you have a major medical condition. Despite what the name would seem to indicate, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is not a disease of the teeth, but rather a very serious nerve disorder that can make leading a normal life difficult. People who suffer from CMT experience a progressive weakness in the extremities due to a weakening of the nerves. Continue reading

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Support the Achieving a Better Life Experience ( ABLE) Act

There’s Still Time to Support the 
ABLE Act of 2011 (H.R. 3423/S. 1872)

 Ring in the new year by telling your elected officials that the ABLE Act matters to you!

Please contact your elected officials, and let them know that you support the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2011, which helps Americans with disabilities save money for the future to achieve more independence and success. Continue reading

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Am I physically challenged, incapacitated, disabled or just broken?

When a representative of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association visited our support group, he said, “Whenever I speak to CMT groups, I ask how many think of themselves as disabled.” He finds very few raise their hand. He went on to say, … Continue reading

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