Posts by Maxine Derksen:
Sharla Hume has a spinal compression injury and is very involved in communities related to coordination and movement disorders. Through this post, she shares some valuable experiences and explanations about ataxia with us. I am a child at heart. On a mission with many towards a Cure for a Neurological Disease Ataxia. There are many […]
Linda Lafontaine from Canada has Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP), which she has been dealing with for the past 17 years. Linda is very motivated to help others and volunteers as an ambassador at the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation to spread awareness for HSP.
Valerie Kennedy is a mom of four children and she is finishing her family Nurse Practitioner degree. At the age of 36, Valerie was diagnosed with a brainstem cavernous angioma. She found the strength to deal with difficult situations in her relationship with God.
Canberk Çolak is from Turkey and has been diagnosed with AOA2. Canberk was always very active as a kid and later on, he used to love playing the clarinet. His diagnosis changed his perspective on life, and he now more actively pursues the things he really wants to do. Hi there, I’m Canberk. I was […]
Lisa Dix has cerebellar ataxia, which in her case is caused by an immune reaction against the cerebellum. She loves to read, sew and has even learned to dance during therapy. By joining support groups, Lisa has met many wonderful people and learned a lot about ataxia. Hello, my name is Lisa Dix. I had […]
Susan Stiles was diagnosed with SCA6 at the age of 64. She had always been unexplainably clumsy, but also very athletic. Susan has always been quite a workaholic and she has even written her own book. All my life I have been clumsy but didn’t know why. I kept falling down without a moment’s notice, […]