I specifically donate to NAF because in attending meetings in the past, I saw members who experience much greater difficulties than myself, and I feel it is my responsibility as a member of the Ataxia community to help.
I also believe that I have a responsibility to help the human community. I do have a selfish reason that I contribute concerning my sons. My understanding of genetics is that both of my sons are at risk of inheriting my gene for Ataxia. In my lifetime there have been many advances in the understanding of Ataxia, and I wish this to continue, as it will benefit all those affected by Ataxia and future generations that could be affected. From someone who has Ataxia, thank you to all those people that help us.