Sam McMahon Trust Friedreich's Ataxia

Sam McMahon Trust Friedreichs Ataxia
Dublin 16


Sam was born on 16th February 2001 at The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin. He arrived 12 days early and barely tipped the scales at 5 pounds. He lives in Knocklyon with his Mum (Caroline), Dad (Brian) and older brother Ben. On November 14th 2008 he was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). Although there were many small hints that there was something different about Sam it took many years of doctors visits and tests to establish that he has FA.
Sam is bright, out-going and fun to be with. He loves reading, playing PS3 and watching TV. He likes to swim and wants to learn to play the drums. His favourite colour is red. His trust has been set up to raise funds for his on-going care and to fundraise for Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) who are searching for a cure for FA.



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