Joe Beernink


Last year, I had surgery on both feet to correct some issues with my toes caused by Charcot Marie Tooth disease. Six of my toes were fused at the last joint, and two toes were removed completely (yes, ick.) But let’s not get hung up on that. One of the results of this surgery is that I was left with threaded titanium pins in six of my toes… one and a quarter… Read More

As the title says, September is CMT Awareness Month. It seems like every month is awareness month for some horrible disease. I can’t (and won’t) write about them all. But this one is special. CMT (or Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease) is, according to “the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy and is found worldwide among all races and ethnic groups. Discovered in 1886 by three physicians, Jean-Martin Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth,… Read More