The Author

Sandy Kamen Wisniewski

Sandy Kamen Wisniewski was diagnosed with ET when she was 14 years old. During her childhood she hid her tremor by tucking her hands in her pockets or up her sleeves. She also avoided many social situations where eating in public was necessary. She spent her young adulthood unaware the so many people had Essential Tremor so she struggled alone.

Then in 1999 she learned that a group of people with Essential tremor were meeting at a public library and were having a neurologist as a guest speaker. After the meeting she realized for the first time she wasn’t alone. In 2001 Sandy found the courage to finally speak out about Essential Tremor and wrote a personal
essay titled I Couldn’t Stop Shaking, which was published in Woman’s Day magazine in May 2001. Since that time she has written numerous articles on Essential Tremor, spoken to groups around the country about Essential Tremor, in addition to being interviewed on Chicago’s WGN news and WLS News. She also appeared on the Debra Duncan Show, a Disney sponsored talk show, about ET.

Sandy is a freelance writer, business owner, mother and wife. She resides in Libertyville, Illinois.

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