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New Travel Card Available

Based on the style of the new TSA card to be used in airports, the CMTA has developed a card which incorporates the TSA information regarding the reporting of a disability to a TSA officer with the description of the symptoms of CMT. This should make it much easier for patients with CMT to travel without having to spend an inordinate amount of time trying to tell someone exactly what CMT is.

The organization woCMTA ID Carduld like to thank Vicki Pollyea for being the driving force behind the creation of the card. She had a similar card from years ago and felt that it would be a worthwhile project to get something created again. The other person who should be thanked is Rick Alber who designed the card and managed to get a great deal of information in a small space.

If you belong to a CMTA Support and Action Group, you can obtain a laminated version of the card from your group facilitator. (Not a member of a group? Go to to find and join a group now.)

A laminated card will also be included with your thank-you letter when you renew your newsletter/premium content subscription, but if you have recently renewed or would simply like to request a laminated card, you can obtain one by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association
PO Box 105
Glenolden, PA 19036

Traveling soon? You can also print a temporary paper version of the card by going to

If you any difficulties or questions about the TSA identification card, please contact Jeana Sweeney at or call 1-800-606-2682, ext. 106.

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