Charcot Marie Tooth, Common Disease but Not Well Known

Bridge Street

Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) advocate, Mike Casey, stopped by Bridge Street to talk about the disease that many people don’t know.

Casey, has CMT, a hereditary disease that ‘kills’ the nerves in feet and hands and muscles suffer from atrophy. The feet begin to mishape, as the arch rises and foot drop commonly occurs.

CMT, by itself, is not life threatening. As foot drop becomes more prominent, serious falls can make everyday life difficult.

Casey is the branch leader for Charcot Marie Tooth Association in Syracuse. The organization is hosting an event to raise awareness. Walk4CMT is happening Saturday, September 14th at the Willow Bay entrance of Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool. Festivities begin at 10am and the walk takes stride at 11am.

For more information on Charcot Marie Tooth visit cmtausa.org.

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