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Korkut Alp

Note: Korkut submitted his story in Turkish. Google Translate was used to translate his submission. The translation may not be accurate. We will include his submission in Turkish, followed by the English translation in italics.

My Story

Sca ile hayat. Merhaba herkese .oykum su Askere kadar hicbirsey yoktu (24 yas) herkes gibi kosan biriydim iyi kaleci iyi gezen dolasan universitede basket v.s uzatmayalim. Asker.de bol bol nizami yuruyuslerde komutanin uyarisi ve 17 sene sonra sca teshisi. Kisaca takilmalar denge bozukluguyla basliyor ve tutunamadan yuruyememeye ve baska durumlara goturuyor. Hic takmayin (takinca siddetli artiyor) 3 kopegim var . Birseylerle ilgilenin sadece. Korkut alp.

Life with SCA. Hello everyone. Here is my story. I had nothing until I joined the military (24 years old). I was a runner like everyone else. I was a good goalkeeper, a good traveler, a basketball player at the university, etc. Let’s not go into too much. In Asker.de, the commander’s warning during regular marches and the diagnosis of SCA after 17 years. In short, trips start with balance disorders and lead to not being able to walk without holding on and other situations. Don’t worry (it gets worse when you wear it) I have 3 dogs. Just take care of things.

When Were You Diagnosed? Which Type (If Known)?

2016.

How Has Ataxia Impacted Your Life?

Acayip olumsuz.

Super negative.

What is One Thing You’d Like the People to Know About Ataxia?

Hayata hep olumlu yaklassinlar hastaya yaklasirken.

Let them always approach life positively when approaching the patient.

Share Your Advice – How Can Others Support Someone with Ataxia?

Olumlu pozitif yaklassinlar.

Let them approach positively.

How Has NAF Helped You or Your Family?

Arastirma ve bilgi sahibi olma.

Research and gain knowledge.

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