The Time Was Right for My Own Wheelchair – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

Christina Cordaro outside a cellblock at Eastern State Penitentiary. (Courtesy of Christina Cordaro)

“It is time,” I thought to myself.

A number of loved ones had presented the idea of transitioning from a rollator to a wheelchair out of concerns for my safety. But I believe it’s a decision that should be made by the patient. Recently, I came to terms with the idea.

My family and I love exploring and experiencing our city. We go to baseball games, art exhibits, concerts, football games, and historical attractions. Most of these activities require a lot of standing and walking. Fatigue is a major symptom of Friedreich’s ataxia, and it can make it difficult to enjoy these outings.

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