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Our community members are their own best advocates, sharing the value and power of their unique voice.

CMD Stories


Our diseases have progressed differently. My brother's health is more stable than mine and I believe it's because medical intervention and diagnosis were earlier than mine.


I seemed to have a normal childhood and was pretty much able to do all the things other kids could do except for the fact that I couldn’t ride a bike sitting down. My legs didn’t seem to be strong enough sitting but


CMD has affected my freedom to live and enjoy things independently without my wheelchair, but it also has given me the opportunity to meet so many people and experience things that people without my disability can’t. CMD has allowed me a whole new perspective on the world

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