Matt Schafer

Matt Schafer of Divide, Colo., as says that his life has been a bit like “a hurdler in track and field, filled with many health-related obstacles.” The future freshman at John Brown University in Arkansas adds that while “ET has been very challenging … we all have obstacles in life. With a little hard work and ingenuity, they can be overcome.”

Overcome he has, and in some very impressive ways: he was a member of the National Honor Society, treasurer of the student government for two years, member of the senior class student council, and donates his time at a church that feeds the poor.

A natural leader, Matt says that he doesn’t let essential tremor stop him from doing any of the things he enjoys. “My ET might occasionally present challenges,” he notes, “but essential tremor will not knock me down.”