BENEFITING: Tourette Association of America
EVENT DATE: Jan 07, 2015
Meet Emily. Emily is 16 and looks like most teenagers. Emily has Tourette Syndrome. Tourette is a neurobiological disorder that is characterized by tics. Tics are involuntary, rapid, sudden movements and/or vocal outbursts that occur repeatedly. Motor tics can be simple like blinking or shoulder shrugging to complex such as head banging, rolling eyes or pinching. People with TS also often have anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder.
Emily has the whole package. She has struggled for years to overcome her TS and be successful in school and live the life of a "normal" teenager. She has tried all types of medications and therapies to control her Tourettes. Unfortunately, her Tourettes sometimes gets the best of her.
Last year, Emily was lucky enough to be matched with Casey, her service dog. It has been a life changing experience for her. Now she can focus on her art and school and not just her TS.
Now it's time for us to give back. In January Emily will be running her first half marathon to help raise awareness of Tourette Syndrome. The Tourette Syndrome Association is a national organization whose mission is to provide educational programs, awareness activities and services for people living with TS and their families. They have supported us since her diagnosis. Please help us support them.
You can make a difference . . . please join me in supporting a very important cause. Thank you for your support!
Monica, Katelyn & Emily Jones