The New York Red Bulls took the opportunity to recognize the charitable efforts of one of their own during the season opener against the Colorado Rapids.
Howard was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS) at 10 years old and he has become an advocate for the disorder. TS is a misunderstood and misdiagnosed neurological disorder characterized by vocal sounds and motor movements known as tics. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 100 individuals live with the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome.
Over the years, Howard has made it a priority to give back to the TS community and has been a long-time member of the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. board of directors. In 2014, he collaborated in developing the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy, a four-day leadership program held at Rutgers University for teens living with Tourette Syndrome.
In recognition of Howard’s advocacy efforts, the New York Red Bulls presented a donation to NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome during a ceremony before the match. Howard said he was “very grateful” to his former club for supporting NJCTS.
For more information about Tourette Syndrome and the services and support offered by NJCTS, contact 908-575-7350 or visit www.njcts.org.