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    Home run hitting World Series champion baseball player
    Professional basketball player
    Celebrated surgeon
    Rock and roll musician
    Award winning public school teacher

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    These are AWESOME TS+ role models, and I'm glad they are willing to stand up and be counted. But, at the moment, here are some things I think we need to see a little more of:

    - A successful attorney who can hold his own with the Supreme Court
    (US high court) who has Tourette's

    - A respected Congressman or Senator who has Tourette's

    - A federal judge who has Tourette's

    - A corporate CEO who has Tourette's

    - A national news anchor with Tourette's

    - An astronaut with Tourette's

    I think you see where this is going.

    (I apologize for the Ameri-centric stuff, but I am not familiar enough with the Canadian equivalents to speak intelligibly. I know you can translate for me.)
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
    http://www.facebook.com/tourettetiger

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    I've (briefly) met a lawyer with Tourette's here in Canada.

    Also, An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks describes several people with similar disorders who haven't let them stand in their way. One of such stories is that of a surgeon with TS.

    And I am a corporate CEO with Tourette's -- although my corporation only consists of two people.
    Colin

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    It just goes to show that everyone can be what they want with TS.

    My son has TS but that does not stop him from enjoying learning or slow his math or spelling skills.
    A brighter future is ahead for our children. It is reassuring to see what others have done.

    Thank you!
    PJK

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    The surgeon you mention is Doctor Mort Doran (sp?). I have met him on a couple of occasions (now that I think about it, I've met Oliver Sacks, too) and he is a fabulous example of what a Touretter can do 'anyway'.

    But really I am talking about people who can make a direct impact on policy. We have the knowledge, the passion, and the tools to educate. Now what? The next "Dragon" is the rules - laws, policies, hiring practices, college admissions, the courts, the cops, etc.
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
    http://www.facebook.com/tourettetiger

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    Professional basketball player
    Just curious as to who this basketball player is. Or where you just giving general examples? Wondering only because I am a basketball player and would love to know who this one with TS+ is. Thanks!
    Steph
    ~be a miracle~

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    Default Lawyer with Tourette's ??

    Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf of the Denver Nuggets
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
    http://www.facebook.com/tourettetiger

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    Default Lawyer with Tourette's ??

    I'm almost a lawyer - does that count?

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    Default Lawyer with Tourette's ??

    What would the judge say?
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
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    Default Lawyer with Tourette's ??

    Darin,

    I'm a Chartered Accountant (to Americanize that for you - CPA).

    While I don't have the impact of a Supreme Court Lawyer to affect policy, I have assisted with medical claims and whether TS+ qualifies for the "Disability Tax Credit" for income Tax. (Please note - as a person with TS, I by no means consider myself disabled, but there is a provision that if severe enough, the tax credit is available). I would like to see this open up to more people though in the future - any tax dollar in a persons pocket is better than in the Governments.

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    Default Lawyer with Tourette's ??

    How about, "50% of your tax break goes to TSFC." Fund raising is where I belong. Among other places. <gag goes back over mouth>
    Darin M. Bush, The Tourette Tiger, author of "Tiger Trails"
    http://www.facebook.com/tourettetiger

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