Here’s How You Can Help the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association!

Patient Worthy recieved a note from CMT Warrior and Patient Worthy Contributor Quentin Martin of a worthwhile cause, that we think all our readers should know about!

Quentin writes:

If you could support a worthy cause such as helping a child with a neuromuscular disease like Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, grow up to be strong and healthy adults, without it costing you a penny out of your own pocket, would you do it?

Well now is your chance! QuentinsCauseForCMT and the Charcot Marie Tooth Association (CMTA) have joined with iGive to help make that possible.

All you have to do is:

  1. Go to www.iGive.com/charcot-marie;
  2. Create an account
  3. Download the iGive Button (App)
  4. And when you shop online at any one of the 1800+ businesses that iGive represents, (e.g. Amazon, Home Depot and many more) the business donates a percentage of the proceeds to the CMTA.

That’s all there is to it! By participating, you will help to make a difference in finding a cure, and also help to make a difference in the lives of those affected by this debilitating disease.

Everyone, in some way, yearns to make some sort of positive impact during our lifetime. This is just one great way to do so. And as I said before, it doesn’t cost you a cent.

About the Author: Quentin Martin is a retired professional photographer and has lived a somewhat interesting and challenging life. He was diagnosed with CMT, a neuromuscular disease, at the young age of 11 years old and lost his vision at the age of 12, which sent him spiraling downward in deep depression. He accomplished his early education from the seventh to the 12th grade at the Academy for the Blind in Macon, Georgia where he received a great education. It was here that he met some really encouraging people that taught him not to let his disabilities ever get in his way of living life to the fullest. 

During Quentin’s senior year of high school he began to spontaneously regain his vision, and after finishing school, he got his degree in photography a few years later. He always loved photography since he was a little boy and he decided to pursue this route to make up for what he lost those years without vision. 

Quentin now dedicates himself to helping others in any way that he can that deal with CMT, as well as vision loss through his Facebook page, quentinscauseforcmt. So many people were there for him throughout his life and he says “It is the least that I can do, however small an impact I may make on someone’s life.”

He now resides in South Georgia with his very loving puppy Keagan, and continues to do the best he can and lead a fulfilling life.


Jessica Gladwell

Jessica Gladwell

Jessica Gladwell is one of PW's consultants and patient editors. She has lived with late-stage, chronic Lyme and POTS since circa 2002. She has also served as a caregiver to close family members with late-stage, chronic Lyme. Before diagnosis, she served as a business consultant for a large corporation and PM for a small digital branding agency. Now, she is proactive in the rare and neurological disease community, spreading awareness and advising on matters of health and lifestyle when living with a chronic illness.

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