North Syracuse

Intl Ataxia Awareness Day
11:42 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Raising Awareness About Rare Disease that Resembles Muscular and Nervous Disorders

Mary Jane Damiano has suffered with Ataxia for 45 years and wants to raise awareness about the condition
Credit Chenelle Terry/WAER News

In honor of International Ataxia Awareness Day, a Central New York support group gathered at the North Syracuse Community Center to spread the word of this disease.

“It can affect anybody any time any stage in their life”

It’s called Ataxia, a disease that mainly affects the nervous system and one that many people have never heard of. That’s why school teacher Ed Lucke and other Central New Yorkers make a point to come together to celebrate International Ataxia Awareness Day each September

 

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