Tag Archives: Peripheral neuropathy

3rd Annual CYCLE 4 CMT

My good friend, Amy, has convinced me to get back on a bike again by joining her in participating in the 3rd annual CYCLE 4 CMT on August 28. Last year, I went to this event to support Amy, raise some money for CMT, and enjoy the party. Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Me?

I recently learned, after my Aunt let it slip, that my parents knew there was something “wrong” with me, when I was an infant. Even though my father was not a fan of doctors, they had me examined, hoping for an answer. Continue reading

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Block Island Spasms

I will not stop traveling, nor will I avoid places with stairs. I will not stop walking, until I can no longer take another step. So, we need to find a drug to stop CMT leg cramps and muscle spasms. We need to find a drug to stop the progression for the millions of children, who have lost the normal function of their legs and arms. Many more people suffer from CMT than from MS, ALS and many other diseases that everyone knows about. That’s why CMT Awareness Month is so important, to help those, who have been misdiagnosed, or like myself, go undiagnosed for years wondering what’s wrong with them. Continue reading

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Flying Porta-Potties

Throughout my life I have found that I’ve wasted way too much time worrying about a lot of things that never happen. Now it seems that what I should have been worrying about, is getting done in by a flying Porta Potty. Continue reading

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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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Disney Ticket Raffle for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease!

In conjunction with the Starry Night benefit for CMT in Albany, NY, you can once again try your luck on our raffle for four one-day Park Hopper® tickets for use at the Magic Kingdom®, Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ and Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park Florida. (valued at $496)
http://www.cmtausa.org/url/disneyraffle Continue reading

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September 2013 is CMT Awareness Month! What Will You Do to Spread Awareness?

September, CMT Awareness Month is fast approaching. What will you do to spread awareness. There are many ways that we can all help ourselves, by increasing awareness of our rare condition. Something as simple as changing your Facebook photo to the new CMT ribbon: Continue reading

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Rare Diseases Deserve Access to Accelerated Approval – Call Congress TODAY!

Rare Diseases Deserve Access to Accelerated Approval – Call Congress TODAY!
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The FDA recently issued a draft guidance on the Expedited Approval Programs which they say fulfills the FDASIA mandate on Accelerated Approval for Rare Diseases, however the guidance does not address specific issues related to rare disease drug development as required by FDASIA. This is unacceptable! 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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A Race For The Brace by guest blogger Amy

As a child I always knew I was different, but never really knew anything was wrong. I was always the last one picked in gym class, could never run a mile in the amount of time that is required to even pass gym. To this day I am sure that the teacher “fudged” my time just to get me out. Continue reading

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