Tourette Syndrome Awareness and Encouragement Products

 

Tourette Syndrome, as described by the Mayo clinic,  is a Neurological disorder that causes a person to make unwanted repetitive movements and sounds (tics) that can't easily be controlled. There is no cure for Tourette's and is believed to be a genetic condition passed down through the family.

Hello my name is Jena M. Sorapuru-Karras and I have Tourette Syndrome. I am one of 50 percent of Tourette sufferers that went undiagnosed for most of their life and therefore I didn't get my diagnosis until I was 40 years old. At the time of diagnosis my motor tics and vocal tics were not easily hidden or suppressed which made the act of going out into public uncomfortable and embarrassing for me due to the stares I received. When I realized I could no longer go unnoticed I decided to create apparel for those times when people did stare. 

Creating this collection served 3 purposes. It was a way to inform those curious few of my medical condition, encourage others going through the same problem with my testimony, and it was therapeutic for me. 

Tourettes is not my tragedy it has become my testimony. 

My diagnosis has only brought me closer to God and my savior Jesus Christ. In the difficult times that this disability has contributed to through migraines, painful tics, comorbid conditions and social anxiety, my faith has been the light at the end of the tunnel.

Although this collection was originally created for me I hope that it can help encourage others dealing with the same disorder.

So be blessed it's just Tourette's.

-Jena