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Put An End To Essential Tremor… The Disabling Disease Affecting 10 Million in America Alone

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July 06, 2011

Tremors affect over 10 million people. Please donate, any amount helps and can supprt this wonderful foundation, IETF. I have an E.T.  See more
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THE STORY:

Elizabeth DeCicco wrote -

Katharine Hepburn had it. Bill Clinton has it. John AND John Quincy Adams had it. Samuel Adams did, too. Sandra Day O'Connor, Eugene O'Neill, Magnus Berg...most of you will have it. You can have it young or it can show itself as you get older. It can make drinking a cup of coffee impossible. It can make writing very difficult. It can change your voice or make it hard to eat. Many people will not go out because of it. It's call Essential Tremor and it can stop you from performing daily activities.
There is no definitive cure for essential tremor.

 

What Is essentIal tremor?

• Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological movement disorder that causes rhythmic, involuntary and uncontrollable shaking of the hands, but can also affect the head, voice, legs and trunk.

• ET is thought to be due to abnormal communication between certain areas of the brain, including the cerebellum, thalamus and brain stem. The exact cause is unknown.

• The tremor associated with ET is kinetic, meaning it presents itself during voluntary movement and disappears during rest.

• The tremor may be a rhythmic “back-and-forth” or “to-and-fro” movement produced by involuntary (unintentional) contractions of the muscle.

• Severity of the tremor can vary greatly from hour to hour and day-to-day.

The Team: $500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Elizabeth DeCicco

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Kelly Gilton

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