Kudos to Donna Gorzela’s daughter, Elise, for getting right on the mission of creating this terrific blogging site for us all! Great job, Elise!


Lanie Cantor – About me

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I am the daughter of Ben Cantor who, along with Michael Martignetti,  founded the Boston Area Chapter Ataxia Support Group many years ago. I am currently co-leading that group with Donna Gorzela.   My father had an unknown type of ataxia; at this time I have no symptoms myself.

I am a retired RN, and my husband, Paul Bayer, and I live in Arlington, MA.  We have a blended family of 6 grown children, 2 of whom live locally and the rest are spread around the country. Since retiring 6 years ago I do a lot of volunteer work: raising assistance dogs for Canine Companions for Independence; providing available food for those who are hungry via Food Link, Inc.; visiting an elderly, homebound person for JF&CS; and delivering books to those who are homebound for the Arlington Public Library.  I enjoy doing mosaics and reading in my spare time and dabble in playing violin.