Why I Value The National Tremor Foundation
"Why I Value The National Tremor Foundation" is a poem written by Support Group attendee David Murdoch about his experiences of the NTF's support groups.
Face-to-face meetups are the best, coming together in a room
But failing that the next best thing is joining together on Zoom
Where else could we meet and greet people from different lands?
Who talk openly about tremor affecting their head, legs, and hands
The NTF Saturday mornings are a lifeline, a boon to me last year
It’s amazing how many tips and strategies of which I got to hear
From neurological physiotherapy exercises to Nordic walking poles
And listening to Professor Findley speak about the professional roles
Developments in research studies and news on focused ultrasound
Lord Julian Fellowes telling us his journey with his tremors background
From fundraising marathon runners to the journeys of a teddy bear
Not forgetting Rob Mallard and his experiences, everything’s been there
So my grateful thanks to Duncan, Jeff, and Jackie Farrell too
As I look forward to this brand new year of twenty twenty-two
The next plans on the horizon, I’ll wait as they come through
For I know I’m not here on my own, because my friends I’ve you!