This gorgeous girl faces a serious challenge as she walks out the door every day. She has Tourette Syndrome, with all of the complications of anxiety and ADD that the Syndrome promises. Most people don’t know, because she takes it like a champ. In fact, if you didn’t know better, it would be very easy to believe my daughter has never seen a dark moment. This is her account of what it is like to live with Tourette Syndrome. May 15-June 15 is Tourette Syndrome Awareness month, and she decided to create this slideshow to support the effort. She really wanted to travel to Florida for the Run for a Cure, but since an impromptu trip across the country wasn’t in our budget, she settled for some writing. As more people begin to understand what Tourettes is, living with it becomes so much easier for those who have the syndrome. So, please, take a minute to watch her slideshow. Share and pin away. The more people who understand, the better her life will be. It is a thirteen-year-old’s account of what this syndrome is, and what it feels like to live with it. She told me she “watered it down” a little bit, because she didn’t want it to sound too dramatic. So you only get a glimpse into the courage I see as she faces the world and all of it’s battles. Especially as she wins those battles and fills the world around her with light. Every. Single. Day.