Today is day 2 of CMT awareness month.
Watch the video to learn about CMT and how you can help.
Founder & Manager Team CMT
Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon. She was the 2012 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a member of the Team USA Duathlon Team and was eligible to compete in 2014 at the Age Group World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre
Spain. She chose instead to represent the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American
Triathlon Championship in . Dallas,
She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.
You may visit her author page at:
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 152 members in 30 states. We also have members in
Vietnam, Turkey, Finland
If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com
CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS). It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.
Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.
Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.
Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.
Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy
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