If you’re reading this, you probably already know that a key part of Cure CMD’s mission is to help support the CMD community through outreach and education. Our programs — the community blog, the mobile app, conferences, webinars, and more—all aim to provide much-needed tools and information in a variety of ways. We are excited to share the newest facet of Cure CMD’s outreach offerings: Young Adult Programming.
Spearheaded by affected teens Avery Roberts and Kierra Sunris, YA programming focuses on content that assists in the transition of care to a more independent journey of health, and provides a mix of social and fun content.
“Being young adults with a rare disease ourselves, we think about our future a lot… We want to help the CMD community navigate and interpret these often tricky concepts with useful tips and tricks for transitioning into this new and sometimes intimidating chapter of our lives.”
YA Resource Page: Relevant links and resources;
Mentorship Program: Mentors ages 18-30 offer a listening ear and “been there, done that”, advice on anything from college, job interviews, managing healthcare and insurance, state and federal aid, and more. Interested in participating? Find out more here
Special webinars like the Back to School episode held last month, and the upcoming Using Your Voice for Change webinar scheduled for October 9, 2021
More than anything, the creators of Cure CMD’s YA programming want young adults to know: Your voice matters. Your experience matters. We want to hear from you!