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Nicole & JJ's Fundraiser:

Jaimes' Swear Jar for Jamison/Tourette Syndrome Association

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August 24, 2010

cashing in our swear jar soon. suprising low, considering.....  See more

BENEFITING: TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION INC

ORGANIZER: Jaimes

Nicole & JJ

THE STORY:

Jaimes Thorpe wrote -

I have a potty mouth. I mean, a *bad* potty mouth! Part of this comes from growing up in a mining town (surrounded by rednecks and drunks). When I moved to the city I worked in petrol stations and truck stops (serving rednecks and drunks), and then became a prison officer (where the clientele did not exactly improve ;) … suffice to say I have picked up a lot of ‘colourful’ language in my time :|

How does this tie in with supporting Tourette’s research & support? I certainly don’t want to reinforce the media stereotype of Tourette’s sufferers - really, it’s *so* much more than the outbursts of foul language you’ll see portrayed in the movies. People with Tourette’s – whether it presents as vocal tics, motor tics or both – are unable to control their actions: their lives are ruled by uncontrollable urges to move, touch, speak in ways that are often deemed inappropriate, offensive, or even crazy by onlookers.

The way I look at it is this: I, if I choose, am able to control my behaviour. When I meet people for the first time, I act differently than when with close friends. If I go on a date, I try to make a good impression by behaving more like a ‘lady’ and less like the vulgar harpie I really am. When I go to job interviews, I am on my BEST behaviour. These are all abilities that I – and most people, I would wager – take for granted, and things that Tourette’s sufferers are unable to control.

So, while I attempt to better myself, I would also like to better life for others :) For the next 3 months, I am going to put a coin in a jar every time I say a bad word (actually, there is no ‘jar’ as such, I’m merely going to keep track of the bad words and add them up as I go). Once a week, I’ll donate that money to the Tourette Syndrom Association, and post a brief update on how my week went … this might provide a few laughs LMAO it could also turn out to be very VERY expensive.

I would love to see other people take up the challenge to better themselves and the lives of others at the same time. Why not start a ‘swear jar’ of your own, or if not, donations to support me on my quest for a cleaner vocabulary are always encouraged.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$15

MONEY RAISED
  • Nicole Dimas and JJ

    $5

  • Jaime Haughey

    $5

  • Nicole Dimas

    $5

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $168 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jaimes Thorpe

Amount Raised

$143

Fundraiser Title

Nicole & JJ

Amount Raised

$15

Fundraiser Title

Busy Warren

Amount Raised

$10

Donor Comments

Nicole Dimas

Nicole Dimas

DONATION: $5

long overdue for Jaimes! : ) probably not as much as owed, but it's a start! 8 years ago

Jaime Haughey

Jaime Haughey

DONATION: $5

should I give you all my money now? hahah 8 years ago

Nicole Dimas and JJ

Nicole Dimas and JJ

DONATION: $5

Thank you, Jaimes for this awesome project!!!! 8 years ago