“I would like to see a treatment or cure in my lifetime. Not only is that my Christmas wish; it’s my wish everyday.”
Christin Haun, diagnosed in 1985 with Friedreich’s Ataxia

It’s difficult to know what one might notice first about Christin Haun — her beautiful face, captivating smile or contagious sense of humor. She laughs easily and often.

It is a surprise then to hear her story and know at the emotional age of 15, this typical teenager was told she would be in a wheelchair by 20 and dead by 30.

“There were some confusing changes,” Haun said, “And, I had no idea why.” Her mother took her to a neurologist who offered devastating news about what lay ahead.

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