The year she was diagnosed with essential tremor is the year Elizabeth discovered her fascination with the law. Advocating for herself in the classroom was her first taste of being an attorney. Today she has aspirations of attending law school after college. She is a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Anna was diagnosed with essential tremor at age 14. It impacted how she viewed herself and she was devastated. One day her doctor asked her, “If you could have any other disorder what would it be?” When she thought about all the other conditions there are, she felt truly blessed. She decided that ET will always be a part of her life, but she doesn’t have to allow it to dictate her life. Anna is a student at William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS.
Alyssa’s shaking hands have become a new normal for her, and so has spreading awareness about essential tremor. She works to educate those around her and focuses on not letting it steer her away from her ambitions. She is a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, and has set her sights on attending law school one day.
Madison believes having essential tremor has given her a different outlook on people with disabilities. She believes everyone has some sort of disability or imperfection, and it’s what makes everyone unique. “At the end of the day, we are all just people with a few basic things in common and an overabundance of differences,” she said. Madison is studying rehabilitation science at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. She plans to be a physical therapist.