I am Now Ataxia Aware!

Up until two months ago I had never heard of Ataxia or other rare diseases. As a third year English Literature and Creative Writing undergrad unless it was Shakespeare, I was oblivious. Out of chance I saw an advertisement on my university job board for a volunteer content writer for a charity called Ataxia & Me.

Ataxia – The Mental Side Effects

I’m going to tell you something that’s going to shock you to the core; having ataxia isn’t easy in any way, shape or form. Are you surprised? The loss of balance and having to accept that life will be very different for you in so many ways you couldn’t even imagine from learning to use a mobility aid to managing a pharmacy’s worth of meds. But that’s just the physical side, no one really mentions the toll it has on your mental health.

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