Sunday, September 30, 2012

CMT Awareness - Help Spread the Word

Everyday when I wake up I am blessed to be in good physical and mental health. I can't imagine having a disease that makes my body weak and bound to a wheelchair. Yet there are many people who despite this unfortunate reality still contribute to our world in their own unique way.

Wearing the CMTA shirt to help promote awareness of CMT
The purpose of this post is to promote awareness of Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) Disorder. CMT is the most common nerve disorder yet most people have not heard of it. I was in the same position until I learned of the disorder from a teammate Jamie Bull. Jamie was asked to help raise awareness of the disorder and to enlist the help of Team Rev3.

CMT is a basket of nerve disorders that impacts about 1 in 2500 people. The disorder makes transmitting signals to the affected person's muscles difficult. The end result is muscle atrophy. This means these individuals lose the ability to use their hands and feet and eventually their core often resulting in the use of a wheelchair. Imagine not being able to walk or use your hands to write or cook or anything else that you may like to do.

Please share this post with anyone you know who is interested in helping people. For more information on CMT please visit to donate visit Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your post. My good friends have Charcot-Marie-Tooth. It's quite a challenge. Awareness is key, helping both long term in finding a cure but also on a personal level, providing greater understanding and support. Thank you for your help in the cause!