Junior political science major Joey Mullaney’s Friedreich Ataxia prevented him from hiking Sleeping Giant–that is, until his fraternity brothers helped him make the climb.
Friedreich Ataxia–a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuromuscular disorder–affects approximately one in 50,000 people in the United States, according to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance website.
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Though they couldn’t change Mullaney’s condition, the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon carried him on their backs up Sleeping Giant.
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