Hereditary Neuropathy Disorders


Hereditary motor or sensory neuropathies refer to a group of nerve disorders that lead to weakness and wasting of the muscles generally below the knees, and in the hands, and that may be passed from parents to children. For several of these conditions, the genetic defect is known, and tests are available for diagnosis and prenatal counseling.

Two hereditary neuropathies are:

A Story of Hope:
Joe and Dana Bacon

Joe and Dana Bacon’s story is a story of hope.  They personify all that is good in this world: love, strength, determination. They make you BELIEVE anything is possible. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy spoke to Joe and Dana about their life, their inspirations, Dana’s battle with and acceptance of small fiber neuropathy, and Joe’s upcoming Race for a Cure at the Baltimore Marathon.

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