Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Brad Carter on CNN about his DBS surgery
Brad Carter was on CNN today, June 25, 2014 for a follow up about his DBS surgery a year later. Check it out
Brad Carter was born in Forth Worth, Texas and grew up on beautiful farmland outside of Macon, Georgia. He is an actor, VO artist, stand-up comedian, and accomplished musician. Brad has worked in film, television, voice over, PSAs, video games and has 28 national commercials under his belt. He is known for his ability to easily slip into roles, where he becomes the scum of society, makes you laugh with “dumb southern charm,” or breaks your heart with his sorrowful eyes and sincere acting style.
Brad has also studied Improv at the Groundlings and Improv Olympic. Brad also has a wide range of vocal characters for animation and the ability to speak with several different accents and dialects on command.
Brad has performed stand-up at popular LA comedy clubs such as The Improv and The Comedy Store. He has written comedy performed by Fred Willard, Edie Mclurg, and Alan Thicke. Brad also wrote comedy and collaborated with Anne Beatts, an Emmy award-winning writer from Saturday Night Live.
In May of 2014 Brad made history and world news when he allowed his brain surgery to be filmed, Twittered, and put on VINE live. The surgery called “Deep Brain Stimulation” implanted electrodes into his thalamus to get relief from a Tremor disease that had plagued him for years. During the 7 hour surgery Brad amazed the world when he played his unique guitar. The surgery has been viewed hundreds of millions of times and on most news stations around the globe.
In all, Brad had two brain surgeries and a 3rd surgery to implant the pacemaker in his chest.
Given this second chance to play music, Brad wasted no time in funding a kickstarter campaign to record a full length solo album of his original music Due out Early Summer of 2014. If you would like to be notified when the album is complete, please sign up at the
Brad graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from Valdosta State University in 1997, with a focus on bronze sculpture and oil painting. He still uses his artistic talents to help other actors get the kind of headshots that will help get them to the next level. Check out his work at:www.bradcarterphoto.com
DBS Stands for “Deep Brain Stimulation”. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) delivers a constant low electrical stimulation to a small region of the brain, through implanted electrodes connected to an implanted battery. It is used to partially restore normal movements in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystona.
I made history when I was in the news recently playing guitar during my brain surgery, and was seen all over the world by hundreds of millions of people. Many of you have questions so here is the answer; I had my surgery on May 23rd 2013 and another on September 24th, 2013. I am doing well and happy to report that I am getting great results. I am so grateful to UCLA and to my Doctors.
I have a condition called “essential tremor” which is dominant in my right hand. Make no mistake, this is not a cure. This can however give me back some of the control I have steadily been losing in my hands over the past 8 years. I have since been invited to speak at “ET” and Parkinson’s Disease events and am very honored to do so.
I am in the process of recording an album of my original music that I funded on kickstarter. I am very excited about it. If you would like to check it out go towww.bradcarterkickstarter.com
I am also featured in an upcoming documentary called KICKSTARTED.
If you would like to still donate you can do so on my front page. I am still collecting donations to make a video.
Thank you for your concern and well wishes.
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