Monday, March 25, 2013

Please Check Out This Video

Camp Twitch and Shout - The Movie from Emmett Williams on Vimeo.

Monster Man has been telling me for quite some time now that there is a video available called 'Camp Twitch and Shout: The Movie'. He couldn't find it on YouTube, and he wasn't sure where to find it, but he knew that it existed. He has been wanting to see it ever since he first found out about it. This morning, I found the link to the video posted in a recent post on the Camp Twitch and Shout Facebook Page. The video, which is about 30 minutes long, is so much more than I expected it to be! I knew that it would explain about camp, and about how camp benefits the campers. What I didn't expect was that it would be an incredible source of information for educating others about Tourette Syndrome. Please watch the video and share it. Let's help spread awareness!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Not one, but two

I know I haven't posted here very much recently.  There has been a lot going on that has kept me from posting, but I've also kind of avoided posting anything until I could give some information that I didn't want to post until I knew for sure.

I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned before that Tourette syndrome can be hereditary.  While there are cases where it seems to come out of nowhere, more often than not there is usually someone in the family (somewhere along the lines) that has had TS or at least tics.  It's also not uncommon to find out when one of your children has TS that a sibling has tics or TS.

That has ended up being the case in our home.  Our seven-year-old son, Little Man, was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome this morning.  And so our journey begins of raising not one, but two children with TS.