Success Stories

Meet Lucy: Public Speaker, Painter and Future Neurologist!

Meet Lucy: Public Speaker, Painter and Future Neurologist!

What is your name? Lucy How old are you and where are you from? I’m 15 and I’m from Harker Heights, TX How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? 1 year What kinds of symptoms do you have? Coprolalia, blinking, jumping, scratching, self-hitting, barking, punching, OCD and so many others, but I don’t think that this page has enough room. What is life like for you living with Tourette...

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Meet AJ: Bicyclist, Video Gamer and Future Software Developer

Meet AJ: Bicyclist, Video Gamer and Future Software Developer

What is your name? AJ How old are you and where are you from? 14, from Covington, GA How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? I was diagnosed when I was in the 5th grade, and I’m in the 9th grade currently. What kinds of symptoms do you have? Punching, eye twitching, grunting, sniffing, and pseudo seizures What is life like for you living with Tourette Syndrome? At first it was fine, but...

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Meet Trent: Animator, creator and future artist

Meet Trent: Animator, creator and future artist

What is your name? Trent How old are you and where are you from?  23, and I’m from Prairie Village, Kansas. How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? My whole life; I was diagnosed when I was three. What kinds of symptoms do you have?  I have body spasms, including turning my head to the left and extending my left arm.  What is life like for you living with Tourette Syndrome?  It is...

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Meet Bella: Storyteller, chef and future director!

Meet Bella: Storyteller, chef and future director!

Meet Bella from B.C. Canada         I’m fifteen, And I currently live in B.C, Canada. I have had TS since I was nine; originally having a fair few vocal tics, and few facial tics. Now it is the opposite, I have many facial tics, including eye blinks and facial scrunches, and a few vocal tics, like hissing and clicks. Life for me is quite normal, even with TS. My TS is just my...

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Meet Keith: Friend, writer, future art teacher!

Meet Keith: Friend, writer, future art teacher!

Meet Keith from Detroit, Michigan What is your name? Keith How old are you and where are you from? I’m 19 years old and I’m from Detroit, Michigan. How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? About 15 years What kinds of symptoms do you have? I grunt, look up, and jerk my head. What is life like for you living with Tourette Syndrome? It is different. But it is also very...

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Meet Christopher: Baseball pitcher, musician and future dentist!

Meet Christopher: Baseball pitcher, musician and future dentist!

Meet Christopher from St. Charles, Missouri B: What is your name? C: Christopher B: How old are you and where are you from? C: I am 11 years old and I live in St. Charles, Missouri. B: How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? C: I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when I was 10, but I have had tics for a few years.  B: What kinds of symptoms do you have? C: Different tics come and go, but...

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