Melbourne, FL CMTA Branch | Resource Directory | Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

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Melbourne, FL CMTA Branch | Resource Directory | Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

The Melbourne, FL CMTA Branch is for those who have Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and their loved ones. We welcome you to join this vibrant group of active and caring individuals in your area to share resources, ideas, CMT-related information, and personal experiences and to, ultimately, build life-long friendships and support. Meetings will focus on CMT education, awareness, research updates, fundraising initiatives, advocacy, and current events and will include guest speakers. We love newcomers and hope you will join us at our next meeting!

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The next meeting of the Melbourne, Florida Branch of the CMTA will be at 10AM on November 17, 2018 at the Aquarina Beach Club at 7500 Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach, Florida.  We will discuss our upcoming fundraising event and other topics.  Our special guest speaker will be author Bethany Meloche. Bethany Meloche is the author of HOW SHOULD A BODY BE?, a coming-of-age story about growing up in Michigan, falling in love, and learning to live with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Her story has been featured in the Daily Cal, the Mercury News, Mountain View Voice, and Lower Extremity Review. Bethany served on the Advisory Board of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. Raised in Ann Arbor, Bethany has a degree from the University of California Berkeley, and currently lives in London, where she writes and goes for long walks with her husband.

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Clark Semmes

Clark grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and went to Walt Whitman High School. Clark has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Maryland and a Master's Degree in public administration from American University. Clark has worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 31 years and currently splits his time between Trappe, Maryland and Melbourne, Florida with his wife and dog. Clark discovered he had CMT in August of 2013 and has since been focused on fundraising for the CMTA.

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