Roxanne Trunnell pursues 2016 Paralympics, trains at Wylie equestrian center
“While my cerebellar ataxia affects my balance, causes muscle tremors and spasms, coarsens my voice, and impedes much of my daily activity, the effects disappear once I sit on my horse,” the 29-year-old Rowlett resident said. “I can go from struggling ...
Star Local Media - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:04

Baylor College of Medicine Researcher Receives Funding for Ataxia Project
Dr. Marife Arancillo from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas was awarded a Post-Doc Fellowship by the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) with her project “Neural Mechanisms of Cerebellar Function in Ataxia” focusing on the development of a ...
BioNews Texas - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:26

Ataxic cerebral palsy can't slow her down as girl competes in RaceRunning
Sayers is 9 years old and has ataxic cerebral palsy. Despite her challenges, Sayers participates in RaceRunning, a Danish sport for people with mobility disabilities and impaired balance. Competitors use custom-built bikes that resemble a hybrid ...
Gainesville Sun - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:52

'Penguins' plunge into Hudson to help kids with medical needs
This year, the Plunge is looking to help Brian Domitrovits, 4, of from Sparkill; Khloe Berry, 3, of Valley Cottage; and Clara Ryan, 4, of Piermont. Brian is diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia, which has symptoms of cerebral palsy, immune deficiencies ...
The Journal News | - Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:53

PEDAL POWER: Watt a challenge for cyclists
Ann suffered from cerebellar ataxia, a neurological disorder which affects movement. The Wattbike Challenge, which is being sponsored by My Protein, Wattbike and The Old Star, is to raise money for the Scoliosis Association UK and St Luke's Hospice.
Northwich Guardian - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 02:28

Penn State's newest walk-on, Jackson Erdmann, overcame plenty of obstacles to ...
Then came a diagnosis of acute cerebellar ataxia, according to the Pioneer Press, which leads to a loss of muscle coordination and control, according to the Mayo Clinic. High school athletes are not recruited by FBS programs for a variety of reasons. - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:40

Nittany Lions adding preferred walk-on at quarterback - Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:19

Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family's Doubts
Sophie Beglinger has hundreds of seizures every day and walks unsteadily, here supported by her mother, Elizabeth Aquino, in their Los Angeles backyard. Aquino says the seizures began shortly after Sophie was vaccinated as a baby, raising fears about ...
National Geographic - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 05:05

Notes From the Road: Nix the nots
Doug also has a wheelchair and has battled ataxia telangiectasia and cancer throughout his life. AT is like cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cancer rolled into one, so yes, it's difficult to manage. Doug's been through a lot, but each day he ...
The Sentinel - Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:00

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