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You too can meet Andreas, who is increasing awareness of CMT while raising money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation by Trekking nearly 6,000 miles across the U.S.

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a remarkable young man from Sweden, who is touring the US on an ElliptiGo, a bike for challenged athletes. On his journey across the country, Andreas Johansson, afflicted with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), hopes to raise awareness of CMT and money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF)

CAF is a world leader in creating athletic opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. Before beginning his journey, Andreas contacted the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, about his tour and his wish to meet others with CMT.

Some of us from the Upstate NY CMT group enjoyed a fun night meeting Andreas at the Albany Pump Station brewery. During his travel through San Diego, Andreas learned about the ElliptiGO, the first low-impact, outdoor, fitness device specifically designed by runners to emulate the running motion.

After riding up to 60 miles per day, Andreas sleeps in his tent when he doesn’t have a couch-surfing connection.

I encourage all to reach out to Andreas to see if he may be coming through your area and read more about his journey on his CMT Challenge blog.

When he finishes in San Diego, Andreas’s nearly 6,000 mile journey will be the longest ever completed on an ElliptiGO.