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 exciting.
What advice can you give other kids who are newly diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome? The best advice I can give is to never give up and never be ashamed of living with Tourette syndrome.
What is the hardest thing about living with Tourette Syndrome? Not being accepted!
What do you think other people should know about Tourette Syndrome? That TS is not just a swearing disorder. Pretty much anything can be a tic.
What are your strengths and what do you like to do? Putting out TS awareness and being a good friend are my strengths. I like to write jokes and just have fun in life.
What are your goals in life? I hope to be an art teacher someday.
Other Info: I started the High 5 for Tourette’s Facebook page. It is my hope to help create more awareness for TS.
Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/#!/high5fortourettes