Our three year old son Caleb was recently diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth, the most common inherited peripheral neuropathy. CMT is a disease that impacts the peripheral nerves in Caleb's body. This progressive disease will cause Caleb to continue to lose function and sensation in his hands, arms, feet, and legs. CMT is currently incurable and can result in severe disability as the disease progresses. There are many types of CMT, Caleb has type 1A, which is the most common. September is CMT Awareness Month. CMT is not very well known, despite the fact that 2.8 million people are impacted by it worldwide. We would like to change that. The more awareness that is raised and the more donations gathered to fund research, the sooner we can find a cure for this debilitating and heartbreaking disease. If you can, we would love everyone to donate at least five dollars to the CMTA to help us find a cure. We are also wrapping as many trees, posts, cars, and signs as we can with blue ribbons to spread awareness. If you would like an informational card to attach to your ribbon please let Cabrielle Rudisill know at firstname.lastname@example.org To hear more stories of people affected by CMT please visit https://www.cmtausa.org/one-voice-awareness-month-2017/ To learn more about CMT in general visit https://www.cmtausa.org/ Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!
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