She commands the confidence of someone who made it in New York City's cutthroat fashion world. She loved her job in the garment industry. Now that she's retired, she spends time with her dogs in the park. 'My name is Charlene Johnson. I’m from Staten Island, New York. I have essential tremor.' Her condition is hereditary. She saw it coming, in her grandmother and father. It arrived in her life younger than it does for some. The essential tremor went after her speech first. She is not someone to be silenced. Charlene has a story to tell, about losing the grip on her career — and, for a time, her life. And about how, after years of trying medication and other therapies, she found her solution in deep brain stimulation (DBS).