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More to say about Camp Bernie

Again this year me and my two daughters packed up the van and headed out for our favorite weekend of the year. All year I wait for these three precious days of TOTAL RELAXATION. And I do mean total relaxation.

As a parent of a child with Tourette, you are always on your guard when you go out in public. You know what I mean — that nagging voice at the back of your head worrying about if your child will have a ticcing episode and how people around you will react.

No matter how hard you try not to think about it, it is always there lurking below the surface. My mamma bear instincts are always on high alert when out in public — ready to spring in to action to protect your child. There’s also that feeling you get when your child goes off with another group of kids by themselves, hoping that they will have a NORMAL kids day.  How you long for those days before diagnosis when you didn’t have this concern.

Well, if you’re sitting there reading this and are nodding your head saying, “Yes, I know what she means” and have never been to Camp Bernie, I suggest you mark your calendar right now today to attend next years camp. Circle June 6-8, 2014, in red pen, mark it with stars and start counting off the days.<