Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Mountain Stream


Rosalie is interested in sculpting, watercolor painting, pastels and ceramics along with oil painting. She is retired from real estate sales and does volunteer work for MDA and her church.

MDA Camp

Maureen created this artwork to depict all the activities and experiences found at an MDA summer camp.  She is a member of an “Art Expressions” club in St. Louis.

On Guard

Richard has been doing pencil art for nearly ten years.  His other hobbies include woodworking, traveling, landscaping and bird watching.  Richard has won awards for his artwork at local county fairs.

Happy Hanukkah

Edgar created this artwork for the 2000 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.  He is a retired teacher, having taught in New York City and Tampa, Florida, and is former Hollywood film set designer.

Gone fishing

Amber created this artwork at age 15.  She graduated from Soldotna High School on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.  Amber is a former State Goodwill Ambassador and received the 1994 MDA Personal Achievement Award for Alaska.

Genesis Zipping up the Rainforest

Brooklyn-born artist Ed Friedland served as chairman of the Krell Software Corp., a creator and manufacturer of educational computer programs.  Formerly a political science faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley and senior staff officer at the National Academy of Sciences, Friedland was the author of numerous works on public affairs.

Forth Right

Formerly a pharmacist, Cato has studied art all her life, including stints in Europe and at the Art Students League of Denver.  She now creates commissioned art and other original works in several media.  This painting is a portrait of Cato’s Rottweiler Service Dog, Faust, who assists her by retrieving objects, opening doors, turning lights on and off and performing other tasks.

Fishing Buddies

Samuel created this artwork at age 10.  He served as the 1998 and 1999 MDA State Goodwill Ambassador for North Carolina.  Samuel’s favorite activities include reading and karate.

5 Small Bronzes


Al has been involved in art all his life.  He has won numerous awards for his sculpture including first place in shows sponsored by the city of Beverly Hills and the Chambers of Commerce of Century City and Westwood in Los Angeles.  He also is a decorated World War II marine having served in the Pacific Theater, including Guadalcanal.

Fictional Friend

Daniel created this artwork at age nine at an MDA-sponsored children's summer camp in 1991.  His hobbies include basketball, swimming and fishing.