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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday



So, what am I thankful for? That I do not suffer from Tourette's Syndrome. Did anyone catch the Hallmark Movie on Sunday called "Front of the Class"? It was about Brad Cohen. A man that was born with Tourette's Syndrome and his struggle to be successful in life. This is what one person had to say about him :"Brad Cohen is a walking billboard for the idea of living positively. He is like a cold drink on a hot day--refreshing, energizing, and likely to put a smile on your face."
Tim Shriver - Chairman of Special Olympics. I couldn't agree more. If you haven't seen the movie - try to catch it sometime. It is really inspiring. This man overcame SO much adversity! It is truly amazing what humans can overcome with the right attitude. He kept telling himself "I will not let Tourette's win." And that is just what he did! Check him out speaking at school and on a news program on YouTube:
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Also, do some research on Tourette's. I thought it was where the person used profanity. But that is only in rare cases. Be educated so you are not ignorant, and never let it win.
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1 comments:

Rachel said...

That was a good movie, I really liked it!