2012 New Jersey Youth Ambassador had a blast in D.C.

My daughter Sarah and I were in Washington, D.C., from April 18-19 for the National Tourette Syndrome Association Youth Ambassador
 Leadership Program. Sarah was chosen as the New Jersey TSA Youth Ambassador by the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome. We both had a ball!

From left, New Jersey National Tourette Syndrome Association Youth Ambassadors Sarah Ethridge, Amanda Silvers, Tommy Licato and Anna Baldwin with New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg.

Sarah and I left with renewed
 strength to continue our goal of educating everyone we come in contact 
with about TS. The material NJCTS sent us with was wonderful and kept us 
in front of the curve. It also was helpful for Sarah because she was 
able to give six peer-to-peer presentations before we left for D.C.

spoken to 200 classmates was invigorating and cathartic for Sarah. All 
around, it was a great experience!

 Sarah and I are starting to put together her brochure and letters for 
more presentations.

We’ve spoken with a few principals in our district
 (Chatham) about Sarah presenting in the fall at one of their faculty
 meetings. All were very positive that this would happen. We also are potentially looking at doing presentations in the surrounding schools districts of Madison, Summit, Westfield, Morristown, etc.

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