As always, this issue of The CMTA Report brings both help for today and hope for tomorrow. In the help for today category, you’ll find pieces on footcare for CMTers and tips for filing a successful application for Social Security Disability Income benefits.

In the hope for tomorrow category, you’ll read about how the CMTA Board of Directors continues to fill the STAR research pipeline with new grants for CMT4A, CMT1A and SORD, including one exciting new project that involves developing new cell-based disease models of CMT1A extracted from tooth pulp that can be used to test the efficacy of drug candidates.

Finally, we bring you two thoughtful and thought-provoking pieces on issues that affect everyone with CMT—in one, a CMTA Advisory Board member explains why she doesn’t consider herself a “CMT warrior.” And, in this issue’s Ask David column, the author explains how to strike a healthy balance between compartmentalizing one’s feelings about CMT and keeping them closer to the surface.

Rounding out our year-end issue, you’ll also find stories about:

  • New Therapeutic Target for Some Forms of Axonal Neuropathy
  • Awareness Month Recap
  • TeamJulia Marks 15 Years
  • New CMT Podcast
  • Dance 4 CMT Raises Funds
  • Peaks Island Walk 4 CMT
  • Country Music Star Reveals He Has CMT
  • New Youth Council Members
  • A Big Hike in Tiny Chunks