Helen Cawkill

Thinking of ways to raise awareness of Friedreich’s Ataxia is the positive way I have found to deal with Jonathan’s diagnosis. One of the most important things for all Ataxia sufferers is to keep muscles active-use it or lose it-is a known phrase amongst the Ataxia community. Having recently joined the gym I have also found that exercise is good for my own health and well-being, giving me space to think of something or nothing!

So....I have decided that between now and Christmas (50 days) I am going to go to the gym everyday to encourage a Jonathan to ‘use it’ and hopefully raise a bit of money along the way. If you are able to donate even a small amount to give to #AtaxiaUK that would be great.

Helen Cawkill