Menomonie Woman Rolls With the Punches

Age 87 doesn't seem to be bearing down on Kay Winberg the way it does on most folks. Her sense of humor and positive outlook on life masks her Essential Tremors, a condition she's battled for nearly four decades.

It wasn't until almost 20 years ago that doctors diagnosed her correctly.

As its victims age, the tremors tend to become more frequent and more violent. However, Winberg said she feels lucky that hers started out mild, and haven't grown very intense.

"I've lived with it for so long," she said, "I've seen people who are worse off and I feel sorry for them."

After she passes away, Windberg said she may donate her brain to science with the hope that others in her position won't have to suffer like she has.

Despite the fact that Essential Tremors is a hereditary disorder, Windberg's children aren't worried about developing it, or passing it along to their kids.

For more information about Essential Tremors, click this link: www.essentialtremor.org.


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