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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...
Adam Carter’s life took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Ataxia type four at the age of 23.  Despite growing up with a love for soccer, cricket, rap music, and breakdancing, Adam found himself facing a rare neurological disease that threatened to strip away his passions. Initially resistant to acknowledging his condition,...
I recently wrote an article about my disability journey for my local newspaper. Click here to check it out! A young man about to graduate from a nearby school with a physical therapy degree then contacted me; serendipitously, when the article was published, he was working on a project that involved interviewing patients with neurological conditions....
JC Colyer’s life took an unexpected turn when he was diagnosed with Cerebellar Ataxia in 2007, transforming what he once considered normal clumsiness into a debilitating condition.  Despite the challenges, JC’s resilience and determination have been unwavering, propelling him to become an advocate for people with disabilities. Following his diagnosis, JC faced the daunting reality...
Having a successful, traditional career was always one of my measures of success. My diagnosis with Friedreich’s Ataxia (a progressive and incurable neurological condition) at 15 shook this, but my time at University gave me the confidence to continue. My 10-year career in Local Government was rewarding and exciting, but there were heavy sacrifices. I...
Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness. Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu A key element of overall health is emotional wellness. How well can you effectively comprehend, control, and express emotions?  Because it affects every aspect of our lives, including relationships, professional life, and...

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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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