The Ottawa Chapter raised close to $8000 for the annual TREK for tourette in April. Thank you to our participants, our volunteers (Nepean Rotary Club) and our sponsors (Subway, Scotiabank, the Lowe-Martin Group)!
The Ottawa Chapter offers free in-service presentations to schools and in the workplace in both English and French.
Do you have questions regarding Tourette Syndrome and any of the associative conditions (ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, etc)? The TSFC Forum is a great opportunity to put forth any questions you might have. Individuals and community leaders will help respond as best as they can. The URL for the forum is www.TouretteSyndrome.ca”. The link also appears on the TSFC homepage, top right in the “Connect” drop down menu. Check it out!
Unstoppable, Incurable and Unfair
by Daphnée Belle Dubouchet-Olsheski
Everyday people stare at me,
Waiting for my moment of insanity.
I go under the desk and try to hide.
It’s uncomfortable to keep inside.
I yell bad words and jerk my head.
It doesn’t go away when I’m in bed.
It’s like a yawn or a sneeze.
Kids don’t understand, so they tease.
Don’t people know we’re born this way?
It didn’t just happen yesterday.
It’s unstoppable, incurable and unfair.
Why do people have to stare?
Even though I have a tick.
Doesn’t mean I’m very sick.
I’m just a normal kid like you.
I like boys and movies, too!