Friedreich's Ataxia is a rare degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that effects 1 out of every 50,000 people. It causes the loss of motor coordination, loss of mobility, slurred speech, curvature of the spine, heart damage and sometimes diabetes, deafness, blindness, and swallowing difficulties. Currently treatments are limited and no cure exists.
Recent research has yielded promising results for the future! Effective treatments and possibly even a cure could come in the very near future!
I have linked a video below which talks about FARA and their mission to fund research and promote awareness of FA.
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