Direct, refreshing, and vibrant, Liane Schirmer talks about her late-set CMT diagnosis with humor and acceptance. As an actress in a world where roles are quite scarce for people with physical impairments, her career was on the line, and her future looked bleak. Fearing rejection, she questioned the sanity of pursuing a physically demanding and energy-draining job that required costume changes, specific shoes, and navigating a dimly-lit stage. She seriously struggled with self-doubt, fear, and a negative self-image. How long could she hide the diagnosis? Was her career over? As she lifted her mask of perfection, she discovered strength and humility. Listen to her unbelievable true story of success, loss, and renewal.
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