I donated, for my first time, due to being an essential tremor (ET) patient myself and I see it as an opportunity to help others with ET by helping your organization in raising awareness. I have had ET since I was a child and now being 59 years old, I have seen how it affects […]

By Richard Riehl,Freelance Writer Today I agreed to donate my brain to medical science. (I’ll pause here to allow regular readers of my published opinion pieces to stop laughing.) Twenty-two years ago, after an afternoon of heavy yard work, I reached for a cold beer and sat down to rest. As I brought the bottle […]

By Chloe Hodge Tremor has always been a constant in my life. Just as certain as my name or age, my tremor was something that was part of my identity. Of course, when I was younger, I didn’t understand the complexities behind it. I didn’t understand that I had a medical condition, I just thought […]

Posted on August 24, 2020

IETF scholarship recipient Madison Young admits some tasks are harder than others because of her essential tremor, but she will not let ET stop her from trying to do all she wants to do.

Posted on August 24, 2020

IETF scholarship recipient Terrin Griffeth shares how essential tremor has impacted his life.

Posted on August 21, 2020

IETF scholarship recipient Brandon Staple plans to become a neuropsychologist, and deliver the next generation of medication, therapies and surgical options for ET.

By Nathan Frye I have been a member of IETF for many years. I was diagnosed with early onset essential tremor that began when I was 16 years old. Of course back then my doctors would just say, “We don’t know why people shake” or “You are just a nervous Nellie.” As an adult, I finally […]

Posted on April 8, 2019

Each semester, the IETF awards four $1,000 college scholarships to students who have essential tremor through its Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund. As part of the application process, students are asked to write an essay on the topic, “how essential tremor has affected my life.” The following essay is from one of our spring 2019 […]

Posted on August 16, 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 […]