Sue is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon
Sue Harris, whose dad has essential tremor, is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise awareness.
My dad’s essential tremor didn’t show until he got into his 70s. We didn’t know what was wrong with him at first. He started to show some changes in one of his hands then over the last few years the tremor has progressed into both hands and arms. He has tried several medications, but none have had a positive response. Dad controls it well and he is coping but we are interested in the new treatment such as Focused Ultrasound Treatment.
We came across the National Tremor Foundation when researching more about the condition and looking for new coping mechanisms. I saw that you were participating in the Royal Parks Half marathon in October and knew I should do something to contribute to the charity.
Despite being a lover of the outdoors, particularly walking, running is not a sport I have done since I was at school! I saw this as a challenge and an opportunity to raise money for a charity that works to support people affected by essential tremor such as my Dad.
This will be my first half marathon! I am enjoying the challenge and raising awareness of essential tremor.