Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA)… there’s hope, but NOW is the time!

I joined CrossFit EXP ( (one of the best decisions of my life BTW) almost 2 years ago and have met some great people. One person has stood out for me, her name is Brenda Mullaney, and she’s my definition of a Supermom! She’s physically and mentally strong; she’s got a great positive and supportive personality, not to mention a perfect sense of humor. Little did I know, until about two months ago, what she was going through. Of her four children (twins Joey and Sean are 20, Kaela is 25, and Ryan is 26), Joey and Kaela (also amazingly awesome and strong if I do say so myself!) are affected with a rare, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder known as Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). My already-positive opinion of Brenda sky-rocketed as I learned this.

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