Hi, my name is Hasitha and I am a FA’er in India. I was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia when I was 10. This diagnosis took a mental toll that lasted all of my childhood but, it shaped me into a beautiful young adult. FA is a genetic disorder that basically affects our balance, coordination, andContinue reading “Post 5: India and Friedreich’s Ataxia”
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Post 4: Quarantine Life
COVID-19 and Me As you all are aware, the major epidemic of COVID-19 has occurred and came to halt just about everything. Myself, have been in my house for approximately 5 weeks. I cannot risk getting COVID-19, as my risk for severe complications is much higher than the average person. Having a general cold makesContinue reading “Post 4: Quarantine Life”
POST 3: Social Issues for People with Physical Disabilities
Introduction For those that do not know, I recently started college PHYSICALLY, which is a huge deal for me as I’ve been homeschooled through my whole high school career. During my first course, I got to write a report on any social issue and present it to the class. Nobody truly understands the social issues,Continue reading “POST 3: Social Issues for People with Physical Disabilities”
Post 2: My Story.
Introduction Like Forest Gump once said, “life is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re going to get.” No one knows everything we have, or are going to get, but we all have something or eventually get something. I guess that’s why we’re all here. Here’s my story. Ever since I couldContinue reading “Post 2: My Story.”
Post 1: Who am I?
INTRODUCTION: Hello! My names Olivia, I am 19 years old and live in the U.S. I have a rare neuromuscular disease called Friedreich’s Ataxia, also known as FA. It is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. There is currently no cure. It manifests in many differentContinue reading “Post 1: Who am I?”