NOTE: From time to time, we get submissions from people all over the world via our Teens4TS Facebook page! We are very excited to share with you a little picture and note about Richard Gauvin of Leamington, Ontario in Canada that his older sister wrote about him! He has his own Tourette Awareness group on Facebook, too, so be sure to check him out there.
“I just want to introduce my baby brother who is 12 years old. His name is Richard, and he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome a couple years ago! His Tourette took a turn for the worse just a few months ago, and his medication was doing absolutely nothing for him. He was going through severe depression because he couldn’t even attend school!
The other night at 2:30 a.m., he was admitted into the emergency department, then in the afternoon was sent to a treatment center to find a medication that suits him and will help him be able to live how he wants.
He is gone for a minimum of 7 days at least. :( I would like to show him how many people care for him! So please leave your thoughts and other pleasant comments for him to read! It would mean the world to us all just to see how many people really know what he is going through.
Richard — I love you baby boy! I’ll always be here for you. XOXO.”