Sunny’s Story

Nebraska Ataxia

Tessa Wedberg
Role: Cinematographer

A young mother's journey with her new diagnosis of ataxia. See how she copes with the news and strives to make her daily life better.

Ataxia is a term for a group of disorders that affect co-ordination, balance and speech. Any part of the body can be affected, but people with ataxia often have difficulties with: balance and walking. speaking. swallowing.

Ataxia is usually caused by damage to a part of the brain known as the cerebellum, but it can also be caused by damage to the spinal cord or other nerves. For more information visit