Terrin’s essential tremor began to show itself while he was in Brazil, on a service mission. His friends commented about it and sometimes made fun of the way he shook. He said he came to realize people laugh at that which they don’t understand or what makes them uncomfortable. Since that time he has made an effort to raise awareness about ET.
“Essential tremor is not something to be ashamed of,” he said. “It is a part of me and as I have learned more about it, I have realized that it’s not something to be scared of, but simply something to cope with. I want to do my part and help create a bigger awareness of what essential tremor is, and the effects of it.”
Terrin is a student at Brigham Young University in Idaho. Some of his extracurricular activities have included organizing an effort to make therapy pillows for pediatric open heart surgery patients, and collecting food and other items for care packages for airmen and soldiers who are overseas.