Posted on October 2, 2019

The location was the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Second Class Petty Officer Peder Nelson had just finished his shift as a block guard at the detention facility. It was his first 90 days on the island and there was a “no alcohol consumption” policy in place for everyone working there. As he […]

Posted on June 13, 2019

By Kelly Roberts   I love my shaky quaky Gramma. I give her lots of hugs. My shaky quaky Gramma loves me.    We play basketball. But sometimes her legs get wobbly. So, she sits in a chair and yells, “Great shot!” when I make a basket.   I love to play with my shaky quaky Gramma. But […]

Posted on March 29, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 18, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 6, 2019

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month and throughout the month we will be shining a light on people who have essential tremor. Everyone has a story to tell. We hope that these stories will resonate with others, validating the everyday struggles people with ET feel physically and emotionally. As we shine a light on […]

Posted on March 4, 2019

“Be the light that helps others see.” Anonymous  By Tammy Dodderidge, IETF Marketing and Communications Manager Just when we thought we had heard every symptom and every challenge associated with essential tremor, we realized we were wrong. When we reached out to the essential tremor community last month and asked people to share their stories as […]

Categories: ET Awareness, ET News

By Patrick McCartney, IETF Executive Director One of the pillars of the International Essential Tremor Foundation’s mission statement is “to provide hope to the essential tremor (ET) community worldwide through awareness.” As we all know one of the biggest challenges we face is raising awareness about essential tremor. This is a daily task for our […]

Categories: Advocacy, ET Awareness
Posted on August 28, 2018

Each semester, the International Essential Tremor Foundation presents four scholarships to students with essential tremor. The scholarships represent hope for the future, and provide support to these students during a pivotal time in their lives. As part of the scholarship application process, each applicant is asked to write an essay that answers the question, “How […]

Posted on March 26, 2018

High school student Erin Smith has developed an app that helps to diagnose Parkinson’s disease and possibly other neurological conditions through facial recognition. She serves as an example of how young people are stepping up to invest themselves in making a difference in the lives of others through their ingenuity and motivation. Here is her […]

Posted on March 14, 2018

By Shari Finsilver, VP of the IETF Board of Directors Increasing awareness about essential tremor (ET) has been my passion for almost 20 years.  But, I must confess … I was not very open about my tremors prior to this. In fact, I did everything imaginable to hide them, even from my parents! My courage […]