Today’s word is railbird. Reading about this word made me think of how much I enjoy watching my children’s sporting events. I used to watch their soccer games with a little anxiety, never positive that I hadn’t passed this Ataxia down to them. But now I know I carry a recessive gene and because my husband does not carry it, both my children will never get this. So now I can watch the soccer games and track meets knowing that this Ataxia will not affect their performance. Now I just have the regular anxiety of any parent watching their child perform.