Inspirational Stories

  • Karen Brown

    Karen Brown, CMTAthlete

    The moment I crawled, braceless, out of the sandy-bottomed channel where I’d just completed a 200-yard open-water swim was the moment I became a triathlete. Rather than accept help and be disqualified, I overcame my ...
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  • Cynthia Lawrence

    Disney Princess and Athlete Cynthia Lawrence

    In 2015, I ran the race of my life—the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I didn’t realize it then, but it may have been my last race. My ankle started bothering me when I was training ...
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  • Anthony Zahn

    Anthony Zahn, Paralympian

    Anthony Zahn played soccer in kindergarten, but he wasn’t great at it. As a freshman in high school, he tried to play football, but his knees hurt so badly he had to quit. At 15, ...
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  • James Cuizon

    James Cuizon, Ironman

    James Cuizon is a busy guy. Diagnosed with CMT Type X when he was 20 years old, James currently works as the executive director of a large nonprofit organization, works part-time for another non-profit and ...
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  • Chelsea Singer

    Chelsea Singer, Yoga Instructor

    Growing up in Michigan, Chelsea Singer did not realize her feet were misshapen. She thought she was just growing faster than everyone else. She wasn’t diagnosed with CMT until the age of 11, when her ...
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