For those who don't know, my name is Amy de Silva. I am 14 years old and have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. CMT, affects every 1 in 2500 people of every age and walk of life. CMT affects an estimated 2.6 million people. CMT, is also the most commonly inherited neurological disorder.
So why am I here? I want to spread awareness of CMT and let everyone (but especially the youth) know that its okay to be different. I live by this quote: "If you are lucky enough to be different from everyone else, don't change." Taylor Swift came out with this quote a couple of years ago, and ever since, I have embraced being different. I hope you will too. (: