Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common cause of inherited ataxia; 15,000 people are living with FA worldwide. What begins as difficulty with balance and coordination, progresses over a short period of time to a life altering loss of mobility, energy, speech and hearing, robbing children and young adults of the ability to live active lives. FA also presents serious risk of diabetes and life shortening cardiac disease. The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) funds research and builds partnerships needed to advance effective treatments for FA, and provides hope for families and individuals affected by this disease. Read More