Nate Redman wants people to know why he's in a wheelchair
DENVER - Ataxia, it's a condition that you probably have never heard of. It can rob a person of sight, speech and coordination. Nate Redman knows all about it. It's why he is promoting a 5K Run, Walk-N-Roll Sunday at City Park.
The condition has been passed down in Nate's family for generations, but has struck him the hardest. Before Ataxia, Nate was an athlete and a fun-loving, normal teenager. Now he struggles to complete almost every task in life but still stays active through rehab at Craig Hospital. He also skis with the Winter Park Disabled Ski program. He went to China several years ago for stem cell therapy because it's illegal in this country. It worked well, but only for about a month.
Nate and his family are hoping to educate people about Ataxia and to raise some money for research. Right now, there's no real treatment and no cure. The event is Sunday, September 9 at City Park at 8 a.m. A $30 donation is suggested.
For more information, log onto denverataxiawalk.org