Ataxia Telangiecstasia

Oldest Living Person with Rare Disease Gives Hope To Four-Year-Old

Wendy Nelson meets three-year-old Paetyn Harpstead, who also has ataxia telangiectasia

WEST FARGO, N.D. —¬†For 44 years, Wendy Nelson has battled ataxia telangiectasia (A-T), an illness that affects only 500 people across the country. Wendy has also survived breast cancer, and her strength provides hope to her family, including Pam Digby. “It’s very inspirational for the parents. If you’re a young parent in your twenties and you’ve just been told that…