janeKate's story

Eight year old Kate shares her story about living with tremor.

Hello my name is Kate and I am 8 years old. I was diagnosed with intention and essential tremors at the age of 7. It was really annoying going for tests but I now know am going to be okay. I sometimes feel like am the only person with a tremor. At school I write differently from everybody else and I take wee breaks. I feel like my teacher and everybody at school supports me. My mum goes into the school to talk to my teacher to help. I sometimes have issues with my balance but usually I cope very well. I cope well with my tremor outside of school and have loads of supportive friends. I feel like am going to have a great future and have a great job. I have hope and stay happy.

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