In a poignant narrative shared by Alaysha’s mom and featured by the National Ataxia Foundation, we are offered a glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl battling ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). Alaysha’s journey with ataxia began with uncertainties in infancy, leading to a general diagnosis of ataxia. Despite seeming to outgrow her wobbling, her symptoms...
In her heartfelt blog post, Samantha Andrus shares her personal journey of advocacy and fundraising for Ataxia. Inspired by her uncle Shawn’s battle with the disease.  Following the passing of her grandfather in 2021, Samantha felt compelled to act and make a difference.  She began by donating her Jeep to Ataxia research through the National...
Support Mike De Rosa and NAF National Ataxia Foundation community member Mike DeRosa and NAF Social Media Coordinator Tanoa Thome set out to hike Mount Kilimanjaro this month. From October 20-30, they will spend nine days hiking on the world’s tallest free-standing mountain in Tanzania, Africa, to raise awareness for Ataxia. Mike and Tanoa have been busy training for...

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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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