My Life With Tourette Syndrome

  • Publicado em 14 Nov 2018
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    This is Pete. He has a problem that maybe you’ve heard about or seen, and which you’ll probably find funny, annoying or creepy. He has Tourette’s syndrome. He’s not ashamed of it - he’s got used to it. Pete wants to tell you how he found a way to turn his condition to his advantage rather than accept it was a problem.
    He was an absolutely normal kid until one morning when he woke up and felt the urge to twitch his head for no reason. And then do it one more time. And again. He was standing in the center of his bedroom doing strange movements, and he couldn’t control it. Okay, he thought, maybe it’s some muscular spasm and it will pass. It didn’t pass even after several days. What was even worse was that he had a couple of other symptoms. Like raising his hands and winking. And the worst thing was that he wanted to squeak like a pig, like this *squeak*, from time to time, and he didn’t understand why. Of course, all this became pretty noticeable, and he went to see his parents feeling pretty stressed. They took him to the doctor at once, and that’s where he was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome.
    Pete had never heard of it before, and he was certain that if he had seen someone else with these symptoms he would have laughed or been disgusted. And now he had to go to school and explain that this was how he would behave for the time being. He was only ten at the time. He still remembers what it felt like standing among his classmates and saying he had a condition, how embarrassing it felt to constantly move, and his classmates laughing at his every single tic. Sure, it certainly looked like he was having fun, but really, it’s not pleasant or entertaining at all! When he tried to explain that no one actually understood his problem, everyone just thought that it was Pete’s weird way of expressing himself.
    And that’s how he became isolated from everyone. No one wanted to be around him anymore; and the teachers didn’t even try to give him any support. Even worse, Pete remembers how once his teacher became irritated by his winking - she thought he was just making faces, and put him at the back of the room away from everyone else. There he remained, isolated both physically and psychologically.
    Pete got to know some other guys with Tourette’s. He thought that he wouldn’t feel so lonely if he got to know other people with the same problem. Unfortunately, Tourette’s is tricky, because when you see other people’s tics, your own tics become worse. And even if a situation like this looks comical in a way, all these tics can be very tiring and debilitating. So Pete came away from these meetings feeling really exhausted, and tried to avoid other Tourette’s sufferers from then on. In the meantime, the situation with his tics was getting worse - more movements appeared, as did more sounds, even abusive language, and in the end he reached his mid-teens looking like a foul-mouthed perpetual motion machine in deep depression.
    At that time, Pete was browsing a lot on the web, because online no one was disturbed by his tics. One day, he came across a video of a Tourette’s guy who was singing on “The Voice”, and Pete was amazed to see that he performed flawlessly and beautifully, without a single twitch. It was then that he had the idea that maybe he could give it a try himself, and he even knew what he could do. Pete he’d always been quick-witted and had a good sense of humor, so he thought that he could maybe try a couple of times to do stand-up comedy pieces for a small audience, just to get him out of his house a bit.
    Pete immediately sat himself down to write punchlines, and the ones he came up with made even him laugh. It was so exciting that he completely forgot his depressed state - he was just so drawn into the process. The thing was that his Tourette’s tics could be pretty amusing if he looked at them from an outsider’s perspective, and combined with his comic monologue, the effect was hilarious. And what he wanted to tell people was that having his condition was not a stigma; he wasn’t an idiot or anything, he was just a regular guy.
    Pete performed his first show surrounded by Tourette’s patients. The effect was even better than he had expected. He got a standing ovation, which was a bit undeserved in his view, but still pleasant. What’s more, Pete learned that he really could control his tics better when he was on stage. He went to the local open mic comic club and performed in front of the locals, who first were taken aback by his strange behavior but by the end of the performance were laughing their heads off. And the most important part was that they were laughing not at him, but with him.
    He’s now taken his comedy outside the club, and everywhere his audiences like him a lot, while Pete himself feels a lot better - more in control and not so lonely anymore.
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    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  3 meses atrás +1978

    Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
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    • Chelsi Laya
      Chelsi Laya 4 dias atrás

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED we are all weird we are not all perfect but we should be happy for who we are !

    • Mr. Spider Animations
      Mr. Spider Animations 21 dia atrás

      Could you not put a mouth talking upside down to make it look like a frown because it looks weird and people's tongues don't come from the top of the mouth......

    • get 10k with no videos
      get 10k with no videos 27 dias atrás

      I saw it,
      And It can come Bader than you think,I saw a girl she had it to
      And she shaved all her hair off,she couldn't help herself
      She just had to and she punshed her breast.she also says bad things like b*tch,.....
      Also if she went to someone she needs to throw things everywhere,whatever it is, glas,.... well,I don't care I'm nice to people whatever they have 😁😅

    • LaurenKennerty
      LaurenKennerty Mês atrás

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED Very good video ! Can you make an other video, but about Asperger Syndrome ?

  • corgi lazers
    corgi lazers 20 horas atrás

    Tbh that kinda is annoying but i feel pretty bad for ya

  • PersonOnYoutube
    PersonOnYoutube Dia atrás

    Bro imagine someone told him that one of their family members passed away 😂 SNORT WOOOOO😂 imagine doing this is GCSEs

  • Otto ja Lumi
    Otto ja Lumi Dia atrás

    I like this!

  • Satan Sir
    Satan Sir Dia atrás

    Sorry... This vid is disturbing... I'm leaving....

  • Stephanie Jackson
    Stephanie Jackson Dia atrás

    Saying "retarded" was unnecessary and disrespectful to mentally disabled folk's.

  • Mason H
    Mason H Dia atrás

    3:25 is that a dab?

  • 네이선
    네이선 Dia atrás +1

    You never said a bad word.. *FUCK*

  • dfrom theden
    dfrom theden 2 dias atrás +1

    The noises he does sound like a dog mixed with a real baby sneezing

  • mistico MARSHMELLOW gamer pro

    At second 3:24 he dabs

  • mistico MARSHMELLOW gamer pro

    Pouse at second 3:24

  • Bijou Alex
    Bijou Alex 2 dias atrás

    Can you even go to the cinema?

  • Rayan Saad
    Rayan Saad 2 dias atrás +1

    Isn’t it odd that basically everyone in the comments section has Tourette??

  • Wins club number one fan girl

    I have it to!

  • matt weber
    matt weber 2 dias atrás

    I think this is such a cute story

  • Lesley T
    Lesley T 2 dias atrás

    ur sounds are ok to me :)

  • 6ameMasterXD
    6ameMasterXD 2 dias atrás

    I used to have a WOO tic, so I really hope this doesn’t make that show up again. Really awesome video though

  • Mattias Negris
    Mattias Negris 3 dias atrás

    3:25 DAB

  • Unicorn Shadowlady
    Unicorn Shadowlady 3 dias atrás +1

    Thanks for this video, one time I saw someone do this type of stuff but at least now I know why

  • Janice osafo
    Janice osafo 3 dias atrás

    I’m not trying to be mean but it’s really funny

  • Shawty
    Shawty 3 dias atrás +1

    Snoreeeeeeeeeeeeeee woooooooooooooo

  • Wolflezz Yt
    Wolflezz Yt 3 dias atrás

    I have it too it kind of sucks but I am getting used to it

  • Nicholas Reed
    Nicholas Reed 3 dias atrás

    Your acting like you don’t have it

  • Mloke-114 Gamr
    Mloke-114 Gamr 3 dias atrás

    hahahaha sorry man thats pretty funny

  • Tiffany Wong
    Tiffany Wong 3 dias atrás

    I have a friend who has Tourette syndrome and she gets bullied a lot for her ticks

  • SpongeBob Squarepants
    SpongeBob Squarepants 4 dias atrás

    Qua Woo!
    I love that sound.

  • Jaylah Easterling
    Jaylah Easterling 4 dias atrás

    I got tourrette when i was 8 and some people stick up for me and now im really popular.

  • Mustache Lord im a furry
    Mustache Lord im a furry 4 dias atrás

    I'm scared I think I have this

  • Asmr_Gacha
    Asmr_Gacha 4 dias atrás

    Hey, I can be your friend 😃

  • Suhayla Ahmed
    Suhayla Ahmed 4 dias atrás

    Do you still want or have it

  • Clayton Pactol
    Clayton Pactol 4 dias atrás

    I'm not a doctor but I can tell you what you can treat your syndrome with:
    Certain drugs
    Psychological treatments

  • Andy plays
    Andy plays 4 dias atrás

    :P YYYYYYOOOOOOUUUUUUU SO FUNNY HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂

  • ArtWithBo .
    ArtWithBo . 4 dias atrás +1

    Omg they added adam ladell😂💕

  • Sophia Nickerson
    Sophia Nickerson 4 dias atrás

    hey i think u would like this guy wo went on AGT he has ur kidishen and hes a comedein. ps sorry for my spelliing

  • Marianna rivera
    Marianna rivera 4 dias atrás

    Sounds like he's saying "Ha woo!" It's adorable 😂

  • SamanthaGamer/ SisterCousins

    I’ve actually SEEN this on the T.V show “What Would You Do” She also had this problem. But she has a different noise. She instead says “HA”. And some people are not thankful for there life. For course I’m thankful for my life Bc I have a beautiful family and I’m jus an ordinary person.

  • jaco mako 2038
    jaco mako 2038 4 dias atrás

    Adam Ladell is awesome
    He is the voice guy

  • ElaBelen N
    ElaBelen N 5 dias atrás

    Someone that I know that was on America's got talent season 13 had tourettet sundrum

  • Vincent Van Gogh Away
    Vincent Van Gogh Away 5 dias atrás

    The worst thing is when you develop it, everyone says you're doing it for attention and treats you as an outcast.

  • Colours Creates
    Colours Creates 5 dias atrás

    In captions, Tourette’s is threats lol
    That’s what it says ever time he says Tourette’s

  • Micaela Linares
    Micaela Linares 5 dias atrás

    Sabía que el canal original era en inglés

  • Learn to be Nima
    Learn to be Nima 5 dias atrás


  • Like s
    Like s 5 dias atrás

    Ypur hhhfow is so good;)!!

  • Maren
    Maren 5 dias atrás

    I have tourette’s syndrom too👍🏼🥰

  • Kelly Adaeze Daniels
    Kelly Adaeze Daniels 5 dias atrás +1


  • Grace_ GlItCh
    Grace_ GlItCh 5 dias atrás

    Sooo cute!!!

    Idk why but i like it it sounds cute!

  • Braydon T
    Braydon T 5 dias atrás

    I also have Tourette’s

  • Kpop Stole My Heartue!
    Kpop Stole My Heartue! 5 dias atrás

    I have Tourette syndrome too but simple tics i always blink and always move my body controllably but if I dont I will be annoyed and do it at the end

  • Camishe Sterling
    Camishe Sterling 5 dias atrás

    Some times I twich my necj

  • Camishe Sterling
    Camishe Sterling 5 dias atrás

    I think I have it to

  • Sak Gaming
    Sak Gaming 5 dias atrás

    Not to show of but i have that too

  • mason mullins
    mason mullins 5 dias atrás

    2:19 lol

  • Ashley The Shark Slayer
    Ashley The Shark Slayer 5 dias atrás

    I loved that they animated his tics lmfao

  • Erin the Gacha Tuber
    Erin the Gacha Tuber 6 dias atrás

    0:01 wth WHA TOO!

  • Grason Reed
    Grason Reed 6 dias atrás

    Ok so I am transgender I came out about four years ago to my parents and I was 10 at the time! I am now 14 barely in my transition and well I don’t get the most respect at school as other kids! I get teased,shoved down stairs,sent to the office because I can’t do one thing or another give me so advise please I even one time got kicked out of gym class for being transgender!

  • Wolfy The wolf
    Wolfy The wolf 6 dias atrás

    *snort* WOO
    I like it

  • The Epic Noobster
    The Epic Noobster 6 dias atrás

    My friend have it too

  • PacificChanGacha
    PacificChanGacha 6 dias atrás



  • Edgy Toons
    Edgy Toons 7 dias atrás

    I have a friend who has it

  • Isbel Nair
    Isbel Nair 7 dias atrás

    I never heard of that before,but its good to learn about it

  • Snow_wølf playsROBLOX
    Snow_wølf playsROBLOX 7 dias atrás

    I got scared when I went back to school after the break because on August 17th 2018 I found out I had *type 1 diabetes* but to my surprise people were kind. Two other people have it as well in my school one is a year under me (year 4) and the other is in reception. My friends were really supportive at the time! When I felt down they always made me laugh(obviously they still do it now). So yeah you aren't different from other people,you can still do what you love and if people judge you simply stand up for yourself or pretend they aren't there.👍
    And if you're wondering, *type 1 diabetes* is where you have to check your blood with a machine and then inject yourself before the meal. After a week of being released from the *hospital* you have to count the *carbs* and stuff after a while you get used to it.
    My life with *type 1 diabetes* is easy. I still do what I 💟 and I can still run around and do a lot of activities!💗💗💗💗

  • Riley McMonigle
    Riley McMonigle 7 dias atrás

    i have torrettes too!

  • ElectroCoaster
    ElectroCoaster 7 dias atrás +1

    3:42 but he's performing right now. But he's also showing his symptoms.

    • AVALON 123
      AVALON 123 5 dias atrás

      ElectroCoaster as someone who has Tourette’s syndrome, ur tics get worse when u r nervous or on stage

  • Gaming HQ
    Gaming HQ 7 dias atrás

    F everyone who is pissed at him he can’t help it so

  • K1ngsen
    K1ngsen 7 dias atrás



  • Vilma Nilo
    Vilma Nilo 7 dias atrás

    kind of funny but at the same time it's cool

  • GoldModdy ツ
    GoldModdy ツ 7 dias atrás

    Its just so weird they add the thing he do when he do that

  • Stealthy_ Alex
    Stealthy_ Alex 7 dias atrás

    I was have tics too my tics:do like pig, say always chrchrchr, and blink a lot

  • Nedda Kaltcheva
    Nedda Kaltcheva 7 dias atrás

    Wow I don’t I mean wow u took you....
    You don’t sound serious

  • Fintaly Yolontan
    Fintaly Yolontan 7 dias atrás

    My friends had Tourettes and I respect him and was proud to be his friend! He did have more friends before me but as time progressed his Tourettes got worse and he started the swearing kind where he lost all friends.. at that time I wasn’t friends with him but 1 day I walked up and well basically sat with him and talked. We became friends... and... well... let’s just say I got into a lot of physical fights against the bullies who dared say or do anything. His tourettes got to the point where he was to tired to move each day because of how much action and sound he would make each time it happened and well... I’ve been talking in past tense for a reason... he committed suicide one day because of his tourettes getting that bad and well I’m still scarred by that. I miss him loads...
    Christopher Raliena
    Died age 16
    He will be remembered

  • Blueberry Pie
    Blueberry Pie 7 dias atrás

    Ommg ii have Tourrette Syndrome too
    I feel yoour painn

  • Fade Jet
    Fade Jet 8 dias atrás

    4:01jeffy origins also I love the noises they should not bully

  • Al3x that Kid
    Al3x that Kid 8 dias atrás


  • PumpkinBoy25
    PumpkinBoy25 8 dias atrás

    I’ve heard about it before and I feel really sorry for you I heard it can be really bad

  • Maty Q
    Maty Q 8 dias atrás

    Drawings made it so cute

  • Landon
    Landon 8 dias atrás

    Ticci toby has Tourette syndrome

  • CuteSkiesXX SkiesLife
    CuteSkiesXX SkiesLife 8 dias atrás

    I think my assistant teacher has this. He blinks his eyes really fast sometimes, then maybe raises his eyebrow. And then he might shake one of his legs under the desks.
    yea...he definitely has this 😐

  • WOLFZX_ H20
    WOLFZX_ H20 8 dias atrás

    I also have Torrettes

  • Amalia Dandu
    Amalia Dandu 8 dias atrás

    I have tourette syndrome too since I know myself and i have a lot of friends and that just because I explained everything to everyone who asked.

  • Gon Thitiwat
    Gon Thitiwat 8 dias atrás

    OOF a malfunction gotta fix it

  • Ari Frerer Productions aka Wasabi Ari Productions

    I feel bad for him but the sounds are just making this feel too funny. I’m sorry ;-;

  • Született Gamer
    Született Gamer 8 dias atrás

    I don't have tourette's ( I think )


  • Sophie Tresidder
    Sophie Tresidder 8 dias atrás

    One of my cousins was bullied with this tourette syndrome until the bullies were...."gone.." i told my cousin as he was only 4 ..Yeah. I beat the bullies up.. ._.|||

  • comicaelyne
    comicaelyne 8 dias atrás

    hes actually CUTE

  • Mel & Lea
    Mel & Lea 8 dias atrás

    I’ve got Tourette Syndrome, but no one would understand. I keep scrunching my nose, twitching my head and twitch my feet. Everyone would get annoyed and yell at me or tell me to stop. And one day, my sisters got annoyed and told me to stop, and I told them “I fucking couldn’t okay?” they simply just told me to die. And I don’t know what to do anymore. It just wouldn’t stop.

    • Toast !
      Toast ! 8 dias atrás

      Do they know about it? Did you tell your parents? If they know tell them about what they are saying! You can't control it!

  • Riddle Me Fish
    Riddle Me Fish 8 dias atrás

    You can just wake up with tourettes?

  • Royal Penguin king
    Royal Penguin king 8 dias atrás

    I installed Fortnite

    Actually happened

  • Tiffany Machado
    Tiffany Machado 8 dias atrás

    I would be best friends with a person like this they would make a awesome friend ❤☺

  • vixen girl
    vixen girl 9 dias atrás

    Aww... I feel bad... I read a book about a guy with Ts.... He ended up getting a girl friend. Mayby that will happen to this guy!

  • light stone
    light stone 9 dias atrás

    I like it,which means im okay with it and i find the noises to be cute 😊💜

  • Elyse Habib
    Elyse Habib 9 dias atrás +2

    I was an absolutely normal kid...


  • Kayden Scudder
    Kayden Scudder 9 dias atrás

    I have Tourette’s and adhd

  • Yaoska Gomez
    Yaoska Gomez 9 dias atrás

    My friend has a very small case of this, she just winks like every 30 or 40 seconds but it’s not that big of a deal

  • Tasia Grant
    Tasia Grant 9 dias atrás +1

    Trying not to be Mean but these sounds though. They are soooooo cute.

  • i love fortnight team fortnight

    That is so sad 😭

  • Ashlynn Knight
    Ashlynn Knight 9 dias atrás

    I second that Jonah

  • Possessed Lolbit
    Possessed Lolbit 9 dias atrás

    the noises that he makes through the vid was just umm... I don't know how to explain it but its weird and funny and sort of creepy at the same time ;_;

  • DerrickMC
    DerrickMC 9 dias atrás

    I felt bad that your friends laughed at you

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    Snore WOO ×Table Bang Noice× I love that 👌

  • Fat Nibba
    Fat Nibba 9 dias atrás

    Sounds like he chocking on something.

    Some balls