How to Answer: “What is CMT”

By Kenneth Raymond As a patient and an advocate and a student of the condition, I am often asked, “What exactly is CMT?”. My response is usually along the lines of: “CMT stands for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a rare inheritable neuromuscular peripheral neuropathy...

Why I Fundraise

My name is Anna and I have CMT1A.  I fight for CMT to raise awareness to help others. I fight for CMT to inspire those living with CMT to feel less daunted about the future I fight for CMT to support research for treatments. I fight for CMT to help find a cure.   I am...
CMT Mothers

CMT Mothers

The CMT Research Foundation knows that moms in the world of CMT have unique challenges and trials. And we salute their tenacity, patience, and unyielding dedication. Here are the stories of two CMT moms; one whose daughter lives with CMT and another who is a patient....
Living with CMT2E

Living with CMT2E

My name is Lily Sander and I have Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2E. The road to my diagnosis wasn’t easy by any scale. I spent months as a small child in countless specialists’ offices, anxiously waiting for an answer. At this time, I had severe clubfeet and could...

Shayla Hammock, living with CMT1A

I inherited CMT1A through my family, although I was unaware of what was affecting me until I was seven years old.  As a baby, I was unable to lift my head at the same time as my peers and it took me a little longer to learn to walk.  In fact, it seemed like every...