Name: Allison Dana
Where do you call home? Burlington, Vermont
Relationship status? Do you have children? Married for four years with three year old identical twin girls.
Occupation/Employment: Stay-at-home Mom.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology.
How long have you been living (or known you are living) with Friedreich's Ataxia? I was 19 and a junior in college when I was diagnosed although looking back, I was showing symptoms about 16. Before I had the genetic test, I was taking Anatomy. The last section of the class was CNS (central nervous system). When I read the description of ataxia, I knew that's what I had. I didn't know what kind but found out it was FA a few months later when I got the results of the genetic test.