Success Stories

Meet Benjamin: musician, athlete and ski racer!

B: What is your name? B: Benjamin B: How old are you and where are you from? B: 14 from Toronto B: How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? B: I was diagnosed when I was 7 …but the likelihood is that it has been a part of me since my first breath. B: What kinds of symptoms do you have? B: I clear my throat, blink my eyes, shake my leg, and sniffle. B: What is life like for you living with...

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Meet Justin: saxophonist, runner and charitable kid!

Brad interviews Justin from Solon, Ohio B: What is your name? J: Justin   B: How old are you and where are you from? J: I am 13 years old from Solon, OH.   B: How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? J: Most of my life.   B: What kinds of symptoms do you have? J: Barking, chomping, full body spasms and certain sounds and words. I also have coprolalia, which means I say some words I wish I...

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Meet Dylan: Author, A-student and athlete!

Brad interviews Dylan from Olathe, Kansas B: What is your name? D: Dylan B: How old are you and where are you from? D: I am 13 years old and from Olathe, Kansas. B: How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? D: I have had TS for 9 years. I was diagnosed when I was 4. B: What kinds of symptoms do you have? D: I have a tic where I blink really hard, one where wrinkle my forehead, I have a...

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Meet Gianni: student, athlete, singer and actor!

Brad interviews Gianni from Aston, PA B: How old are you and how long have you had TS? G: I’m 10 and I’ve had tics since I was at least 4. My parents thought they were nervous habits until I was diagnosed when I was 9. B: What kinds of symptoms do you have? G: My tics change from day to day. I have vocal and motor tics like rolling and twitching my eyes and making...

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Meet Jacob: future engineer, rocket scientist or magician!

Brad interviews Jacob from Savannah, GA B. How old are you and where are you from? J: I’m 12 1/2 and live in Savannah, GA B: How long have you had Tourette Syndrome? J: I was diagnosed at age 6, though looking back my mom says she now sees things that were there earlier.  She just thought I was “different”. B: What kinds of symptoms do you have? J: Some motor tics, but mostly...

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