Name: Becky Taylor
Where do you call home? Vancouver, Washington
Education (degree(s): Masters in Teaching
What is your relationship status? Do you have children? Married for 11 years. No kids, unless you count my 24 4th graders and my yellow lab, Claire.
What's a typical day for you? I wake up every day at 5:30, leave the house eat 7:00, and get to work on 7:30. With teaching, no two days are ever alike! But, that is what I love most about my job. I leave work any time between 3:30 and 5:30, depending on if I have meetings or something else I need to do. My evenings are usually very laid-back. My husband and I usually connect with our friends once a week for dinner and a tv show. Maintaining strong friendships is so important to me.
How long have you known you are living with FA? I was diagnosed with FA when I was 21. I first noticed symptoms when I was becoming dizzy while running down stairs.
Are there any others with FA in your family? I am the youngest of three girls. My middle sister also has FA.
Describe your transition from walking to walker/wheelchair. My progression, luckily, has been relatively slow. I continue to walk with my walker at home, but I use a scooter at work and when I travel. I walked unassisted for 9 years after my diagnosis. Around age 30 I started using a cane, but that didn’t last too long. I then got my first rollator, and began to use a scooter at work at age 38.Add a comment