Faces Of Ataxia
Check out the Faces Of Ataxia! Every week we update this section with a story from someone with Ataxia, a caregiver, friend, or relative.
Michelle Pinard was an active runner ever since she was a kid and ran many marathons. In 2015, Michelle noticed some issues with her gait and body and she was diagnosed with cerebellar ataxia in 2019. Luckily, she got in touch with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and she is now an avid cyclist!
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 […]