I was a pretty quiet kid growing up. At the age of 9 I was diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome. Even through high school some kids would say things to me about my Tourette's, things that I couldn't control. It would often hurt my feelings, however I noticed that I wasn't the only one being bullied. A few times I witnessed bullying far worse than I had to really endure. I was never physically bullied, and the teasing wasn't so bad. I found that I could fly pretty under the radar. But I did see some kids get pushed and punched and laughed at. So many times I wanted to do something, to stand up for them. But I was so small that I didn't feel comfortable sticking up for any of them. I recently watched this documentary and found myself crying intensely. I don't think I realized how much it affected me growing up. And I am 25 now. It has been years since I have had someone tease me for my Tourette's. But now I feel like I am strong enough to stand up for those who have to endure this. With all my heart I will make sure that if I can make a difference in someone else's life by helping them out and standing by their side, I will do so
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