Her sister was diagnosed with CMT when she was 14, and since then her and many family members have become very familiar with the disease and have worked to raise awareness. She found out about Team CMT through her sister. What drew her to Team CMT was the fact that a team could be created along with a fundraising page, a great way to unite the family. “I decided this would be an incredible opportunity and would really motivate me to commit to running a half marathon.” Elizabeth accomplished that feat on June 14th at the Rock n’ Sole Marathon in Milwaukee.
CMT has made her realize how a physical disability can affect so many people, not just the person with the disability. It has also showed her it cannot strip anyone of motivation, optimism, and positivity. Elizabeth is in awe of her sister and her can-do attitude despite the struggles that CMT brings to her daily life, and this motivates her participation with Team CMT.
One of Elizabeth’s favorite quotes is “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch.