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Cheri Tannenbaum, daughter of DMRF Founders Sam & Fran Belzberg, has published a memoir, Woman of Few Words: My Creative Journey With Dystonia. Cheri is sharing her philosophy on how to be a functioning, fulfilled individual despite daunting challenges.

DMRF is grateful to Cheri for sharing her profound story to increase awareness of dystonia and offer validation and understanding to others in the dystonia community. The book is available for purchase here.

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes excessive, uncontrollable muscle spasms. The muscle spasms twist the body and limbs into involuntary movements and awkward postures. Estimates suggest 250,000 Americans are affected. Although treatment options exist, there is not yet a cure.

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research for improved dystonia treatments and ultimately a cure, promoting awareness, and supporting the well-being of affected individuals and families.