I No Longer Let Fear of the Future Control My Life With FA

I No Longer Let Fear of the Future Control My Life With FA

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I No Longer Let Fear of the Future Control My Life With FA

The first thing I experienced after my Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) diagnosis in 2013 was fear for my future. I remember reading words like “wheelchair-bound,” “terminal,” and “average life expectancy of 35.” That meant I had already lived more than half of my life. And while my first 25 years had been wonderful, they weren’t enough. I wasn’t done. I didn’t want to spend my remaining years as a disabled lab rat. I was terrified that…

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