South Carolina--June 2014 Diann Shaddox Foundation
Diann Shaddox Foundation formed to raise Vital Funds & Awareness for over 10 million Americans
Diann Shaddox Foundation, a non for profit organization, 501c(3), is committed to help people struggling in today’s world with neurological conditions. About 10 million Americans have Essential Tremor. That's about 5% of all people in the United States. For comparison sake, 7.8% of the population have some type of diabetes. Most people though haven’t heard about Essential Tremor and DSF is adamant to bring attention to the world.
‘A Faded Cottage’: Novel by Diann Shaddox founder of DSF is to become a long-term awareness/fundraising vehicle. ‘A Faded Cottage’ fuses fact with fiction to depict a compelling love story, based around an artist suffering from Essential Tremor. People love a bold story and ‘A Faded Cottage’ has it all, combined with a real-life awakening to the detriment ET inflicts on its victims. With Shaddox herself also a victim of the neurological disorder, the novel ‘A Faded Cottage’ imparts a powerful message, while acting as a real-life vehicle for vital ET awareness.
While the protagonist in Diann Shaddox’s novel may appear to have a unique story, his battle with Essential Tremor (causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs, or trunk) is shared with one in sixty Americans. The book is a stark reminder of the prevalence of this often ignored disorder.
Compared to other conditions, little is known about Essential Tremor and the treatment options are limited. Essential Tremor is not confined to the elderly. Children and middle-aged people can also have it. In fact, new-borns have been diagnosed with the condition. With awareness, people with Essential Tremor can come out of hiding and live normal lives.
A portion of all electronic, paperback and hardback books sold will be donated to Diann Shaddox Foundation, leading the funding of research into Essential Tremor treatments and a cure.
Diann Shaddox Foundation was formed to support and add additional resources to help find the cause and cure for all movement disorders. DSF is dedicated to inspire, educate, enlighten, and increase awareness to the world about people living every day with neurological conditions such as Essential Tremor. DSF funds will be used for research to help find the cause and a cure for Essential Tremor.
DSF is bringing light to the darkened world of Essential Tremor.
For more information and to keep abreast of the latest news from DSF contact
Randy L. Miles, Chairman of Diann Shaddox Foundation
A tribute to my son, Rick. May 20, 2014
I want to say an immense thank you to all my family and friends. The outpouring of support, prayers and love my family has received during this difficult time has been a blessing. My son’s life was ended way to quick and the question of why will never be answered. I learned when I was very young that trying to find the answer of why a tragedy happens is a waste of precious time. I taught my son to live his life to the fullest and he lived more in his short life than many people live in a lifetime. I believe we all have a purpose in life. My son touched so many people lives giving them smiles from his laughter, a strong shoulder to lean on, and he left them with joy and a drive to continue and never give up no matter what life throws at you. My son won’t ever be gone since his memory will live in my heart forever. Being a writer I will keep his stories alive to tell his children and anyone who will listen. Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and bring out the love deep inside of you. There is a simple message I want to leave with everyone, smile more often, let the little things in life that bother you disappear, live each day of your life to the fullest, and tell your loved ones how much you love them. I don’t have the magic button to take the sorrow and pain away, but my life will continue on, whether it is for one more day, month, or many, many years, and I will always remember my sweet baby boy.
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Hi I'm Diann welcome and join me on my adventure. I'm the author of "A Faded Cottage" & "Whispering Fog" and Founder of Diann Shaddox Foundation. I'm a member of the Wyandotte Nation & I have Essential Tremor (ET). I love to travel, cook, which leads to eating and I love wines. Chardonnay is my favorite unless I'm eating steak then I'll take a glass of Cabernet.
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