My name is Emily Blattberg. I am 16 years old and I’m in 11th grade. I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in 4th grade, but I’ve probably had tics since I was 5 years old.
For the longest time, I struggled to accept my diagnosis because of the misconceptions that I had of what TS was and that led me to be in denial. I was afraid of what others would think of me. I was scared and confused about what my life would become.