Up until about four months ago, I knew almost nothing about Tourette Syndrome. The extent of my knowledge was “Tourette’s Guy” and that one South Park episode, which — to be honest with you — I thought were stupid even before I got educated. But in December of this past year, two very important things happened.
First, I found out that a 4-year-old girl that I work with was working on being diagnosed with Tourette’s. Second, I met Keith — my boyfriend.
Since then I have learned a ton about Tourette Syndrome and the disorders that surround it. Keith’s openness and willingness to offer explanations has helped me not only to be a good girlfriend to him, but also to be a better teacher to the kids at my preschool.
Over the past few months I have developed a passion for spreading awareness to people who are like I was. My hope is to help each and every person with Tourette Syndrome find acceptance and understanding in society.
I look forward to blogging here, and please come say hi over at my Facebook page, too!