Gene Therapy
The journey of Steven Denning, a businessman and philanthropist, epitomizes the intersection of science, hope, and generosity in the realm of ataxia treatment.  Diagnosed with CANVAS, a condition characterized by cerebellar ataxia and neuropathy, Denning turned to Dr. Dimitri Krainc and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s cutting-edge precision medicine techniques for answers. In Dr....
Population Estimate:  Fewer than 1000 people in the U.S. have this disease. Imagine waking up one day and finding it increasingly difficult to control your movements. Simple tasks like walking, writing, or even eating become monumental challenges.  This is the harsh reality for those living with ataxia, a group of neurological disorders that affect coordination...
Ataxia is a group of neurological disorders characterized by a lack of coordination and balance.  Ataxia can present with mild to severe symptoms. Several different factors such as genetic mutations, autoimmune disorders, brain or spinal cord injuries, can bring on Ataxia. However, there are a few approaches that have the potential to lead to new...

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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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