Hey, my name is Preston Lynch. I’m 22 years old from south Texas. I am currently in college to be a junior high math teacher, and then I might go for my masters to teach college. I’m usually on the go. I have school, physical therapy, and a lot of homework to keep me busy. When I do I have a moment to rest I enjoy being with people who can make me laugh and I travel often, I just got back from a cruise to Mexico. The way I work out is at physical therapy, I got for 2 days a week in the school year and 3 days a week in the summer, but each visit is about 4 hours and I’m exhausted every time I leave the clinic.
I do not walk anymore unless I’m at physical therapy. I was diagnosed at 12 and refused to admit it for a few years but I made a few friends that showed me that my physical appearance doesn’t matter to them and now I’m more than happy to tell people I have FA and then tell them about it. I had a tendon release on both of my Achilles last summer and it was the most painful thing ever, but the results are incredible. It made standing up and walking with a walker possible. I only have 1 thing to say about surgery, don’t do it until you’re sure you want to. I had the option to do it 2 years prior but never felt like I needed it, then my ankle constantly started to hurt and I knew it was time. I love the FA community and made some best friends who have FA, they’re the best.