James, who is 10 and has essential tremor, is taking part in NTF awareness campaign "The Journey continues", but with a twist - he is taking with him his childhood teddy bear and taking photo's. Read James' story from his mother Sarah's view.

"James was diagnosed with Essential Tremor (ET) when he was three.  It was first spotted by his pre-school when he was unable to build lego blocks after coming in from the cold.  James is wanting to help raise awareness of ET in children as it may help other children who have it but don't realise that that is what is making their hands shake, which James finds makes writing and other things difficult, including appearing clumsy at times.

A picture of Teddy drawn by James who has ET

A picture by James of teddyA picture of Teddy drawn by James who has ET

"James enjoyed his first session with the National Tremor Foundation where he could ask questions.  This greatly helped him in in knowing that he is not alone and others understand.  His year six teacher was very encouraging that he had joined a support group.

"For James part in the journey, James has decided to take Teddy on some tremendous travels.  We are on a three week activity holiday based in the Yorkshire Dales, the Western Lake District and the Northern Lake District.  We are hoping to take some pictures along our journey and post them onto #NTFThejourney.  This is James and Teddy at the start of his travels at our first cottage and a picture of the family on our first walk.  As we are on holiday, we may not be able to join in the Zoom meetings on Saturdays, but we send our 'Hello's'.  James understands that Teddy may be hiding in different places along the way and he hopes that she is well behaved and that you can find her?"

–Sarah Terry

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James and Teddy

A picture by James of teddyJames and Teddy

Teddy hiding behind Hadrian's Wall

A picture by James of teddyTeddy hiding behind Hadrian's Wall

James with his family

Teddy, James and familyJames with his family

Find out more

NTF The Journey 

#NTFTheJourney on Twitter