Muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis are probably the two most well-known movement disorders. As a result, they have received a lot of research funding, enabling medicine to move closer to finding effective treatments and cures. There is a movement disorder, however, that is just as serious, but often neglected. Ataxia is a movement disorder that makes patients’ lives extremely difficult, yet is unheard of by many people. As a result, research into treatments is significantly far behind. Awareness of ataxia must be increased in order to drive the research that will improve the lives of its sufferers.