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Tic Talk: A Young Boy Unloads His Thoughts About Living With Tourette Syndrome


Spencer is a normal nine-year-old boy, except for one thing: he has Tourette syndrome. His mother and father, Hayley and Richard, have been searching desperately for answers as his twitching and inappropriate yelling continue to increase.

For the sake of Spencer and his little brother, Lewis, they try to keep family life normal. This is their story.

Warning: contains strong language.

This story was the winner in KCRW's 24 Hour Radio Race.

Song credit: The song at the end is by Nick Tatham who was a competitor in The Voice and also has Tourette's.