Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
What is ET/Essential Tremor? My name is Diann Shaddox & I have lived with ET for most of my life like over 10 million Americans and millions more people worldwide. Yes, my hands, and now my head & voice tremor. Please help bring awareness and find a cure for Essential Tremor.
Have you ever heard of ET or Essential Tremor? 99% of the time the answer is no. Many police departments answer the same even though Essential Tremor is the largest movement disorder in the world 10 times larger than Parkinson’s. What is Essential Tremor? (ET) is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs, or trunk. Over 10 million Americans have Essential Tremor, including children and millions more people worldwide. That’s about 5% of all people in the United States. For comparison sake, 7.8% of the population have some type of diabetes. Most people though haven’t heard about ET and Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor is adamant to bring attention to the world. DSF’s funds will be used for awareness and will be distributed for research to help find the cause and cure for Essential Tremor. Please go towww.diannshaddoxfoundation.org to learn more.
What is it like to live with Essential Tremor?
Can you imagine waking in the morning and not be able to hold a cup of coffee in your hands without spilling it or not able to make your breakfast without making a mess. Then trying to dress, buttoning your shirt, shaving, and putting on makeup or jewelry is almost impossible for millions.
When you’re out in public having people stare as your hands and head shakes yes or no and scared to death you might have to sign or fill out a form. Eating is another huge problem, slinging food from forks and spoons, as your hands tremor trying to make it to your mouth, and spilling your drink, unless it’s in a cup with a lid. Many people with movement disorders voice tremors and communication is difficult. So many people have lost their jobs when their boss finds out about their tremors.
Now, how would you like to be a 5 year old in kindergarten and can’t color the page, write your ABC’s like the other kids or a teenager trying to eat, write or grasp things in their tremoring hands while others stare at you and giggle, tease and bully.
Thank you for your support & please help us bring awareness.
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