Caitlin’s Shave For Tourette Syndrome

Caitlin’s Story

Tourette Syndrome affects my everyday life. I have different verbal and physical tics that I can’t control. One of my physical tics involves me pulling out my hair which is a painful tic. I have pulled a lot of my hair out and to raise awareness of this condition I have decided to shave the rest of my hair off. I will be shaving my hair on the 19th August and will be raising money for ‘Tourette’s Action’.


Money raised helps run support groups, helps students with Tourette’s receive education support, supports students by running classes for parents and teachers to educate them about Tourette Syndrome, provides information packs, and helps people with Tourette Syndrome so that they can live their best life. I’m really grateful for the support from Tracy at ‘Manchester Tourette’s Support Group’. She came into my college and led sessions with my family, teachers and staff and equipped the staff to go into my classes and provide information about Tourette’s too, so I could get the best help. Tracy is always available to speak to and she has been a great help in my journey so far.


If fundraising is something you are able and willing to do then even just a little donation will make a big difference for Tourette’s Action. I appreciate all of the support and know that many other people with Tourette Syndrome will also be extremely grateful. I would also love it if you could share this post too to get alongside me as I raise awareness for Tourette Syndrome. There are many different elements to the condition and whilst the media tells us it just involves people swearing, the reality is much more than this.


Thank you in advance for your support


More information about TOURETTE SYNDROME (UK) ASSOCIATION: Tourettes Action is a charity that works to improve the lives of people with Tourette Syndrome and their families. We provide information, support and advocacy for people with Tourette Syndrome (TS). Our work also includes educating people about the condition to help combat stigma. Tourettes Action works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is the leading support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families.

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Caitlin Lord 
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