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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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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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In 1999, Gretchen Glick founded CMTUS, an e-network for patients suffering from a genetic peripheral neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), which leads to muscle wasting, weakness and nerve pain. Gretchen saw the need for people with CMT to connect worldwide to … Continue reading

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