We, at the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FA RA), are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Keith Andrus on January 22, 2 010. Keith was the beloved son of FARA President Ron Bartek and his wife Raychel. Keith's diagnosis of Friedreich's ataxia inspired Raychel and Ron to pick up that torch, joining him in his fight, and found FARA. Even during the final and very challenging months o f Keith's life he courageously continued to not only advocate for himself but for others with FA as he left no stone unturned exploring advanced and experimental treatment options. Keith also made the decision to make the ultimate contribution to research at the end of his life with the donation of his tissues so that research will continue. Because of Keith many thousands have hope for a treatment for FA. Thank you, Keith

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