Intended for healthcare professionals

Practice A Patient’s Journey

Friedreich ataxia

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7062 (Published 03 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7062

Re: Friedreich ataxia

The world is full of disabled people who are routinely stigmatized, marginalized, and ostracized. We shun the disabled, because they frighten and depress us by reminding us of life's limitations. Let's reverse this systematic exclusion of the disabled by recognizing that they are not memento mori or bed-ridden burdens, but rather heroic figures who can teach us how to face and overcome life's inevitable challenges.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

05 December 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA