Tremor Gram – October 2019
ET Medical Alert Cards Available
Did you know the IETF has ET Medical Alert Cards? The cards are free to anyone in the ET community. You carry them in your wallet or billfold in the event of an emergency or to show to others who might have questions about your condition.
The cards state, “I have a condition called Essential Tremor” and explain what ET is. They contain a section where you can list emergency contact information, including a doctor’s name and any allergies.
How can you get yours? Request one through our website.
Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 31
Just another reminder that applications for spring 2020 IETF scholarships are due this month.
Each semester, the IETF awards scholarships to college students with essential tremor through the Catherine Rice Scholarship Fund. It’s our way of providing support for future generations and giving those students with ET a little extra encouragement. If you have a child with ET, a grandchild or know someone who qualifies, please share this information with them.
Scholarships are $1,000 and are awarded based on academic success, community service, leadership skills and an essay submission. Applications and more details are available on the IETF website. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.
The scholarship program was named to honor former long-time IETF executive director, Catherine Rice, who had a passion for recognizing achievements of students with essential tremor.
Recipients of the scholarships will be announced in late December.
Steadi-One Hand Stabilizing Glove Now Available for Pre-Order
Many read about Steadiwear’s new glove in the IETF’s Tremor Talk magazine. It is a battery-free, lightweight, water-resistant device that provides instant resistance against tremors.
After many years of research and testing, the Steadi-One glove is now ready for preorder.
Steadiwear was founded in 2015 with the intent of developing a tool to stabilize hand tremors. Founder and CEO Mark Elias began his journey after watching his grandmother spill coffee all over herself due to her shaking.
Through testing, the glove has shown an 80% reduction in tremor amplitude. The device is FDA registered.
Learn more or find out how to place a pre-order online.