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National Ataxia Foundation


Month: June 2021

A Note from READISCA Investigators

Guest Authors: Drs. Paulson, Ashizawa, and Öz Right now, it’s an exciting time in the Ataxia field. Many companies are working rapidly to bring therapies to the clinic for the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCAs). Unfortunately, however, we still need to know more about the natural history of SCA and relevant biomarkers so that we can test Read More…

Ataxia Burpee Challenge


Guest Author: Courtney Ng Hope for Ataxia is pleased to present the virtual fundraiser, The Ataxia Burpee Challenge, to raise much needed funds for the National Ataxia Foundation.  Please donate or sign up here: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/ABC21 You can sign up as a solo participant quickly and easily. After you have clicked “Become a Fundraiser”, the site gives Read More…

Linda Murrell

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My name is Linda, and I have been dealing with SCA3 for 17 years. I worked in the medical field for over 20 years before retiring in 2015. The progressive nature of Ataxia made it too difficult to continue working. It certainly presents challenges daily, but I try to maintain a positive attitude and count my many blessings.  First and foremost, my faith in God Read More…

What is Needed for Treatments or a Cure for Ataxia?

National Ataxia Foundation

Author: Sue Hagen, Research Services Director In the 14 years that I have been on staff at the National Ataxia Foundation, I have heard many times that clinical trials for therapy development for Ataxia will start within the next 5 years. And I have seen the Ataxia community patiently and at times, impatiently, waiting for Read More…

Summer Match Weekly Challenge

Summer Match

Let’s have some fun with the Summer Match Challenge! Thanks to an NAF supporter, we have a $100 VISA Gift Card to give away at the end of the month! We’ll start each week with a new challenge. Complete the challenge to receive an entry into the drawing for the gift card. The more challenges Read More…

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