A Shout Out To Our Sponsors and Supporters
The 4th Annual Cycle 4 CMT is open for registration! The event is scheduled to take place at the Old Lantern Inn in Charlotte, VT on August 27, 2017.
Cycle 4 CMT
This year, come out to cycle one of four beautiful cycling routes that travel through the scenic Vermont towns of Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. All routes take cyclists over a covered bridge offering beautiful views of the Adirondack Mountains while experiencing the rolling hills and farm country of Charlotte VT.
Not a Cyclist? Then Register to Walk 4 CMT: cycle4cmt.com
Choose from 1 of 3 short walks (1/4, ½ or 1 mile) right on the grounds of The Old Lantern Inn.
Steve and Kathy Vandevord are organizing this year’s Walk 4 CMT!
Not a walker or a cyclist? That’s okay!
Register for the After-Party here: https://cmta.akaraisin.com/Common/Event/Home.aspx?seid=14275&mid=8
Register to attend the fun after-party and enjoy great food, drink, live music, friends, and family. And if for some reason you are not able to come to the event, sponsor a rider or make a donation to the event.
Over the past 3 years, the Cycle 4 CMT has raised an amazing $425,000 for CMT research that will stop the progression of CMT. It means more than you can imagine to Yohan and to our family, who will fight to the end to find a treatment for this insidious disease. Please join us again this year, on August 29, for a fun and memorable event!
A Message from Yohan
Thanks for reading my story!
Did you know that June 20th marks one year to the day of my first surgery? This means that I’ve been stuck for just about a year, at home, with the parental units. I have got to get out of here. HELP!
Nevertheless, I am feeling hopeful. On May 27, I took my first steps on the surgically repaired foot and it wasn’t as bad as I had feared. Truthfully, I was really nervous about walking. Would this surgically repaired foot full of pins and screws be able to hold my weight? Would I feel the screw in my heel or my big toe? Will the surgery be successful?
So far, so good! I’m still wearing the walking boot 24/7. I can’t put full weight on it yet, and in all honesty, I’d rather go slowly and ease into walking. I also started physical therapy last week so I have to do daily exercises to get the muscles and tendons in my foot and leg working and stretched out. The worst part is the desensitization exercises where I gently rub the skin on my foot and leg with a soft bristled brush to get my nerves to calm down. They overreact to the tiniest of stimuli; simple touch feels like pain and tickling at the same time. It’s very unpleasant.
My soft protection boot comes off this week and I finally get to put my foot in a shoe. Wish me luck. I feel pretty anxious.
Thank you for all the support, thoughts and prayers. You’ve buoyed me up when my spirits were down and now, I will not let me or you down. And don’t forget to support the Cycle 4 CMT event. You are my lifeline and never will I forget your efforts on my behalf. Here is the link to join our team: cycle4cmt.com
Why We Need Your Help
Your contributions really are getting us closer to stopping the progression of CMT. Please participate and register for the 4th annual Cycle 4 CMT. And bring a friend or two!
Photo credits: George Ouellette