Katerina’s CMT symptoms seemed to materialize overnight. As a senior in high school, she went from being active and carefree to living with inexplicable pain and fatigue. Many docs chalked up her complaints to depression, stress, anxiety until, one day, she tested positive for a recessive type of CMT (CMTRIC), as did her three siblings. The odds of all 4 siblings having a recessive type of CMT is 1 in 250!
Today, 21-year-old Katerina is a college student who shares her experiences through her blog, Beauty in the Pain. Even with her chronic illness and limitations, Katerina continues to serve others through seated dance, sharing her CMT story and encouraging others to live the best life possible, despite constraints.
For more information about CMT and to support the CMTA, please visit www.cmtausa.org