Do People Want to Hang Out With Progressive Disease Patients?

Do People Want to Hang Out With Progressive Disease Patients?

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Do People Want to Hang Out With Progressive Disease Patients?

I’m no stranger to this question, but I wasn’t the one who posed it recently. Ever since I was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) in childhood, I’ve dealt with its progressively disabling symptoms, including the transition from awkwardness to quitting sports to using a wheelchair — all during puberty. 0/5 stars. Would not recommend. FA’s trajectory is pretty common in those of us diagnosed with it. After we lose our ability to walk, almost all…

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