Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

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.

Dusty Jeans


Nancy enjoys painting seascapes and portraits and prefers working in pastels.  This artwork is a painting of her son at age two.  Nancy ‘s work has appeared in several juried shows and galleries in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  Her work was also featured in an exclusive exhibit at the Groton Public Library in 1998.

Days Gone By

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.

Celebrate the Day


Milda is an award-winning professional artist, designer and instructor.  This work was featured in the 1998 MDA “Holiday Wishes” card collection.  Milda has published two books of humorous drawings and illustrates children's books.  She has taught art for 16 years.


June Marie created numerous soft sculpture portraits from 1 to 4 feet.  Each character has its own name and personality.  "Bud" depicts an elderly man sitting on a park bench with a box of knickknacks.  He appears ready to spin a few yarns about the good old days.

Brenton Point

A painter for many years, Warren experimented with different media.  This painting, an acrylic done from memory, depicts the entrance to the east passage of Narragansett Bay as viewed from Brenton Point.