I recently had the opportunity to participate in a cardiac study at CHOP. The study consisted of blood draws, an MRI, and an appointment with Dr. Lin who is an attending cardiologist that works in the Friedreich’s Ataxia Program.
My youngest brother (who is 12) has FA and he participated as well. Thus, my mom, dad, brother, and I hopped in the car and made the hour-and-a-half drive from Harrisburg to CHOP. We left at about 6 AM and made our way into the hospital at 8. We met with Felice Wilson and were directed to first get blood drawn. Since it was so early I hadn’t had much to eat so my veins were not cooperating with the phlebotomist. Eventually, after being a human pin cushion, she finally collected the necessary amount of blood.