Please take a moment to view a trailer from our film "The Ataxian", about the triumphs of a young man, Kyle Bryant living with FA.
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Friedreich's Ataxia is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative, neuro-muscular disorder. There are approximately 5,000 patients in the US and 15,000 globally. It is a single gene defect disorder that prevents the production of a protein frataxin(FXN.) Frataxin is a vital protein whose function is to help the mitochondria produce energy. It is also know that neurological cells in FA patients degenerate over time.