Here are a few suggestions:
Help find a cure for Friedreich’s ataxia
Raise funds for FA research and patient services.
--Organize your own local fund-raising effort (Here we might append or link some of the lists of fundraising suggestions found on FARA, MDA, NAF, Ride Ataxia III, FAPG websites etc...)
--Make an online donation to babelFAmily.
Help keep the BabelFAmily website fresh and interesting
--Submit your personal story and a photo to be published on our “Personal Stories” page
--Share your photos on our “Photos” page (be sure to label who/when/where)
--Share your videos about life with FA, new equipment you’ve found useful, etc. on our “Videos” page
--Visit our “Forum” and join the discussion that interests you
Help our translators keep the information flowing
If you write well in your own language and read another language fluently, join our small but growing number of volunteer translators. We try as much as possible to only ask our volunteers to translate INTO their own maternal language, to ensure the clearest and most accurate translation possible. We would like to have more than one translator for each language. We especially need translators for Eastern European and Balkan languages and Arabic. The work is done entirely at the pace each translator is able to keep.
Help us keep the information up-to-date
Send interesting articles from medical journals and online information services, the popular media, and newsletters from organizations which deal with ataxia
Help keep our forums going in various languages
In order to have a forum in each language, we will need a moderator for each language. Perhaps you can’t translate, but you could moderate the forum for your native language. Moderators make sure the discussion stays civil in tone, follows “rules of engagement”, and stays on topic. They may propose new topics from time to time to keep communication flowing.
Help us improve
Let us know about errors you may find on the website so that we can make corrections.
Help us reach others
--Encourage your friends to visit our website and to subscribe to BabelFAmily.
--Put a link to this website on your ataxia-related website, or send out the link through your mailing list or newsletter.