Muhammad Name: Muhammad

Age: 30

Where do you call home? Iran

Education (degree): Bachelor’s degree

Who do you live with? Parents

What's a typical day for you? I work at home and online in the Iranian stock market.
How long have you known you are living with FA? Sixteen. I noticed it due to imbalance.

Are there any others with FA in your family? No

Describe your transition from walking to walker/wheelchair. I am 30 years old now and I began using a wheelchair at the age of 24.

What do you like to do to stay active and what type of exercises work for you to stay strong? I don't do anything special.

Do you have any hobbies or special interests? Watching football

What is a good trick to make daily life easier? Restlessness

When FA gets you down, what do you think/do to feel better? I think about my dreams

What is one way living with FA has POSITIVELY affected your life? My motivation to progress has increased.

What is the best advice YOU could give to a person who has been newly diagnosed with FA? Don't lose motivation.

What is the first thing you want to do when a cure/treatment to FA is found? Take a long trip

"I have FA but FA doesn't have me." What does this statement mean to you? How do you live your life in the face of adversity? I try to think about what I have.

Tell us a little more about you… I live in Iran. I'm single. Bachelor's degree...

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Interviewed by Xhesika Peza