Facebook LIVE Session on February 28, 2018
Join Youth Ambassadors Jane, Rebecca, and Blaise for a Facebook LIVE session on Exploring Life with Tourette Syndrome. This session will take place on February 28, 2018 at 2:00PM (EST) on the Tourette Association of America Facebook page.
Jane from Minnesota was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 5. Everyday she struggles with organization, procrastination, impulsivity, and social and sensory issues. Jane knows that these challenges have made her stronger and has helped her figure out her passions.
“People describe me as outgoing, funny, creative and bubbly….but most of the time they don’t know I’m really struggling on the inside.” -Jane
Rebecca from New York was also diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 5. She suffers from anxiety and gets very overwhelmed by minor things. Rebecca is striving to not let Tourette Syndrome affect her daily life. Her hope is that one day she will make a difference in the world with people who also have Tourette Syndrome.
“I love to sing, paint, draw, and dance. TS will always be a part of me.” – Rebecca
Blaise from New York was officially diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome during his first year of high school. It was a challenge for Blaise to accept that Tourette Syndrome would be something that he would have to deal with for the rest of his life. Blaise wants to become a pilot and feels that Tourette Syndrome is only a small part of his life and that it does not define him.
“I enjoy anything related to aviation, especially taking flight lessons.” – Blaise