This is the Erwin Family
Brooke Erwin’s maternal guilt and pain was unbearable when she learned two of her children inherited CMT from her. Both Evan and Gretchen have gone through multiple, painful surgeries to try and relieve the excruciating and debilitating symptoms of CMT1A.
This is Julianna
Julianna’s CMT progressed so rapidly that it weakened her respiratory muscles. When she was 2 years old, Julianna used a BiPAP machine so she could breathe. By the time she was 4 years old, Julianna was dependent upon the BiPAP and relied on a wheelchair for mobility. On June 14th, 2016 – just 10 weeks shy of her 6th birthday – Juliana passed away.
This is Carter
As a baby, Carter missed every major motor milestone: He didn’t crawl until he was 17 months old; and only after four months of physical therapy, he finally took his first steps shortly before his second birthday. Carter was initially diagnosed with joint hypermobility; after continuing to struggle to jump or step off a curb, the path to a true diagnosis became more serious.