Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)

Kim Cosilmon

Location

Johnson City, NY

Kim discovered her considerable talent for painting after completing courses in architectural drafting. She concentrates on the primitive landscape genre, with a folk flavor, using acrylic and watercolor. Kim is a prolific artist and has sold numerous paintings.

Full name: 
Kim Cosilmon
Artist: 
Kim Cosilmon
Disease: 
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Kaitlyn Kulesz

Location

Salem, NH

Kaitlyn created this artwork at age 10. Her hobbies include drawing, playing the piano and studying karate, in which she holds a black belt. Kaitlyn served as the MDA State Goodwill Ambassador for New Hampshire in 2000 and 2001.

Full name: 
Kaitlyn Kulesz
Artist: 
Kaitlyn Kulesz
Disease: 
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Sarah Mac Isaac

Location

Lynn, MA

Sarah created this artwork at age 12 on April 24, 1994, in an MDA sponsored children’s art workshop at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She received an associate’s degree in liberal arts from North Shore Community College and is continuing studies in psychology.

Full name: 
Sarah MacIsaac
Artist: 
Sarah Mac Isaac
Disease: 
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Julia Lee Sanders

Location

Bowie, MD

Julia created this artwork at age 11. In addition to creating artwork, she enjoys writing and has had several poems published in her college literary magazine.

Full name: 
Julia Sanders
Artist: 
Julia Lee Sanders
Disease: 
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Jennifer Sovine Rosman

Location

Sweetser, IN

Jennifer created her artwork at age 15 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held in Fort Wayne in 1997. She enjoys scrapbooking and crocheting.

Full name: 
Jennifer Rosman
Artist: 
Jennifer Sovine Rosman
Disease: 
Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Research Briefs: FA, MG, MM, MMD1, gene therapy

Edison drugs target FA, mitochondrial diseases

Medical Management

Update (March 31, 2015): A new guideline for care and diagnosis of CMD was published by the American Academy of Neurology on March 30, 2015. See CMD: Guideline for Patients and Familes.

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