Kyle WatermanHi! My name is Kyle Waterman and I'm 21 years old. I live in Cedar Rapids, IA and I'm currently in college at the University of Northern Iowa studying Statistics and Coaching. When I was 11, I was diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia (FA). I did not really know what it was until I looked it up. I couldn't even spell it either! I did not join the FA Community until I was 17. My first event that I went to was incredible. I try to attend events throughout the year because they are fun, and being with people that are going through similar things is awesome!


Being a part of the FA Community is one of the greatest things I've ever done. Since my first event in July 2015, I have wanted to be at every event. I also met some FA Ambassadors. Those that were FA Ambassadors, I looked up to them and wanted to be one of them.

Now, I am a FARA Ambassador and am part of multiple teams. I highly encourage others to get involved and it will change you, for the better!

"The attitude you bring to the day is what the day will bring to you. Great attitude, great day."

Go Ducks,
Kyle Waterman