Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Friedreich's ataxia!

Today, for the first time ever, a family member used Friedreich's ataxia with an exclamation point, and not an exclamation point as in "goddamn Friedreich's ataxia!"

My niece emailed her mother to say they were doing projects on genetic conditions in science class and the teacher "said I can do Friedreich's ataxia!"

The teacher then looked it up and emailed my sister, too, saying she was a little worried my niece might be upset by the shortened life expectancy.

She was but rallied past it.

I am glad. She is crazy smart for a 12-year-old, and I am hoping she can explain a few things to me.


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Anonymous said...

this is pretty fantastic, including the part about the teacher knowing her so well. We often use an exclamation point when we talk about you, Matt!

Matt Trott said...

Maybe I;'ll start using exclamation points when referring to FA

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