Newly Diagnosed: You Are Not Alone on Your Journey

Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, it’s important to remember that you are not alone on this journey with Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease and that others have been in your shoes. Here’s a collection of some of our columnists’ words that they would like to share to help guide, inspire, and encourage you.

Mister Rogers Taught Me These Lessons About Managing CMT

Columnist Young Lee takes another look at the lasting lessons about life that children’s TV personality Mister Rogers shared with the world. See what lessons Mister Rogers can teach you!

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Can Having CMT Be a Good Thing?

Columnist Jill Price identifies positive things in her life that are connected to her disability, in addition to the negatives. She then poses the question she was asked: What do you like the most about having CMT?

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If Lessons Are Gifts, CMT Handed Me a Few

Young reflects on what he’s learned and how he’s grown over the years while managing his CMT. Three lessons he considers gifts include humility, acclimation with uncertainty, and empathy.

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There’s More to Me Than CMT

Jill wants others to know that there’s much more to a person who has CMT than the disease they live with. She discusses the top five things she wishes others would understand about the disease.

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