My Life With Tourette Syndrome

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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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    • Chelsi Laya
      Chelsi Laya Il y a 9 jours

      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 Il y a 25 jours

      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 Il y a mois

      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 Il y a mois

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

  • Laming Gaming
    Laming Gaming Il y a 17 heures

    I fell so bad for people who have illnesses it makes me twitch too

  • Crystal_gacha _life
    Crystal_gacha _life Il y a 22 heures

    I have Tourette's syndrome too

  • Gaming Och sånt
    Gaming Och sånt Il y a 23 heures

    Í Have 4 diffrent tics but i dont make any sounds with my mouth

  • xXH0wling W0lvesXx / AnkøraTM

    You sound cute uwu

  • Mrnoodles 513
    Mrnoodles 513 Il y a jour

    0:10 what's funny about Tourette's syndrome

  • The 3 Amigos
    The 3 Amigos Il y a 2 jours

    I have it to and I have meds and I snort and know bad it is

  • Almira
    Almira Il y a 2 jours +1

    Billie Eilish actually has it too

  • wolfie & garroth
    wolfie & garroth Il y a 2 jours

    I have tourette syndrome to....but I am ok with it even though I get made fun of so I support you pete

  • neko chan YT
    neko chan YT Il y a 2 jours

    My uncle has tourette syndrome tooo......but he is not ashmed of it.😊😊

  • Serve and protect My food
    Serve and protect My food Il y a 2 jours

    I too have Tourette’s. I was born with it. But saying, “it’s not a stigma, we’re not retarded or anything” is rude. Don’t stigmatize others, especially if you don’t wish to be stigmatized.

  • HomereQ
    HomereQ Il y a 2 jours

    0:01 wow

  • Thunder Storm4
    Thunder Storm4 Il y a 3 jours

    I have Tourette’s and it’s horrible. I’ve had it for 7 years now and I can’t imagine not having it. It would be so different.

  • kylee R asmr
    kylee R asmr Il y a 3 jours

    "Ahhhh woooo!!!"

    Best. Sound. Ever

  • Dj Sigrida
    Dj Sigrida Il y a 3 jours

    I have motor tourette syndrome but I learned how to hide it.

  • /FatHobo\
    /FatHobo\ Il y a 3 jours

    Big knuckles?

  • Leon Walker
    Leon Walker Il y a 3 jours

    My friend has it so it’s understandable

  • Lindsay Fields
    Lindsay Fields Il y a 3 jours

    You basically have the biggest case of hiccups ever to basically sum it up in a funny way so even you can laugh

  • Connisima :v
    Connisima :v Il y a 3 jours


    WAH NAH Il y a 3 jours

    i really wanna be this guys friend

  • KL midnight_girl
    KL midnight_girl Il y a 3 jours

    All bullies shouls be expled and prosicuted

  • Mika and Marley
    Mika and Marley Il y a 3 jours

    I feel the same

  • The Real Rida
    The Real Rida Il y a 3 jours

    My sister thins i have Tourete's syndrome

  • Taylor Crant
    Taylor Crant Il y a 4 jours

    My friend randomly twitches like you do...I copy him as a joke. He laughs when I do it, I feel like I hurt his feelings....I just don’t know why he hasn’t told me

  • Angel Ochoa
    Angel Ochoa Il y a 4 jours


  • Heyitz fobe
    Heyitz fobe Il y a 5 jours

    3:25 he was dabbing

  • corgi lazers
    corgi lazers Il y a 5 jours

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

  • PersonOnYoutube
    PersonOnYoutube Il y a 5 jours

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

    • The Grim Creeper
      The Grim Creeper Il y a 4 jours

      you are very mean I hope to never meet you in real life but if I do you'll find why I am so angry.

  • Otto ja Lumi
    Otto ja Lumi Il y a 6 jours

    I like this!

  • Satan Sir
    Satan Sir Il y a 6 jours

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

  • Mason H
    Mason H Il y a 6 jours

    3:25 is that a dab?

  • 네이선
    네이선 Il y a 6 jours +1

    You never said a bad word.. *FUCK*

  • dfrom theden
    dfrom theden Il y a 6 jours +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 Il y a 6 jours

    Can you even go to the cinema?

  • Rayan Saad
    Rayan Saad Il y a 6 jours +2

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

    • Almira
      Almira Il y a 2 jours

      yeah but maybe they clicked because they have it. idk

    • Aliyah M
      Aliyah M Il y a 4 jours

      Very. I feel like some people are abusing the concept of Tourette's and Autism for attention.

  • Wins club number one fan girl

    I have it to!

  • matt weber
    matt weber Il y a 7 jours

    I think this is such a cute story

  • Lesley T
    Lesley T Il y a 7 jours

    ur sounds are ok to me :)

  • 6ameMasterXD
    6ameMasterXD Il y a 7 jours

    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 Il y a 7 jours

    3:25 DAB

  • Unicorn Shadowlady
    Unicorn Shadowlady Il y a 7 jours +2

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

  • GamerJade _Jesse
    GamerJade _Jesse Il y a 7 jours

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

  • Shawty
    Shawty Il y a 7 jours +1

    Snoreeeeeeeeeeeeeee woooooooooooooo

  • Wolflezz Yt
    Wolflezz Yt Il y a 7 jours

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

  • Nicky9 Shadowkiller0912642

    Your acting like you don’t have it

  • Mloke-114 Gamr
    Mloke-114 Gamr Il y a 8 jours

    hahahaha sorry man thats pretty funny

  • Tiffany Wong
    Tiffany Wong Il y a 8 jours

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

  • SpongeBob Squarepants
    SpongeBob Squarepants Il y a 8 jours

    Qua Woo!
    I love that sound.

  • Jaylah Easterling
    Jaylah Easterling Il y a 8 jours

    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 Il y a 8 jours

    I'm scared I think I have this

  • Asmr_Gacha
    Asmr_Gacha Il y a 8 jours

    Hey, I can be your friend 😃

  • Suhayla Ahmed
    Suhayla Ahmed Il y a 9 jours

    Do you still want or have it

  • Clayton Pactol
    Clayton Pactol Il y a 9 jours

    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 Il y a 9 jours

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

  • ArtWithBo .
    ArtWithBo . Il y a 9 jours +1

    Omg they added adam ladell😂💕

  • Sophia Nickerson
    Sophia Nickerson Il y a 9 jours

    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 Il y a 9 jours

    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 Il y a 9 jours

    Adam Ladell is awesome
    He is the voice guy

  • ElaBelen N
    ElaBelen N Il y a 9 jours

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

  • Vincent Van Gogh Away
    Vincent Van Gogh Away Il y a 9 jours

    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 Il y a 9 jours

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

  • Micaela Linares
    Micaela Linares Il y a 9 jours

    Sabía que el canal original era en inglés

  • Learn to be Nima
    Learn to be Nima Il y a 10 jours


  • Like s
    Like s Il y a 10 jours

    Ypur hhhfow is so good;)!!

  • Maren
    Maren Il y a 10 jours

    I have tourette’s syndrom too👍🏼🥰

  • Kelly Adaeze Daniels
    Kelly Adaeze Daniels Il y a 10 jours +1


  • Grace_ GlItCh
    Grace_ GlItCh Il y a 10 jours

    Sooo cute!!!

    Idk why but i like it it sounds cute!

  • Braydon T
    Braydon T Il y a 10 jours

    I also have Tourette’s

  • Kpop Stole My Heartue!
    Kpop Stole My Heartue! Il y a 10 jours

    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 Il y a 10 jours

    Some times I twich my necj

  • Camishe Sterling
    Camishe Sterling Il y a 10 jours

    I think I have it to

  • Sak Gaming
    Sak Gaming Il y a 10 jours

    Not to show of but i have that too

  • mason mullins
    mason mullins Il y a 10 jours

    2:19 lol

  • Ashley The Shark Slayer
    Ashley The Shark Slayer Il y a 10 jours

    I loved that they animated his tics lmfao

  • Erin the Gacha Tuber
    Erin the Gacha Tuber Il y a 10 jours

    0:01 wth WHA TOO!

  • Grason Reed
    Grason Reed Il y a 10 jours

    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 Il y a 10 jours

    *snort* WOO
    I like it

  • The Epic Noobster
    The Epic Noobster Il y a 10 jours

    My friend have it too

  • PacificChanGacha
    PacificChanGacha Il y a 11 jours



  • Edgy Toons
    Edgy Toons Il y a 11 jours

    I have a friend who has it

  • Isbel Nair
    Isbel Nair Il y a 11 jours

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

  • Snow_wølf playsROBLOX
    Snow_wølf playsROBLOX Il y a 12 jours

    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 Il y a 12 jours

    i have torrettes too!

  • Animating World
    Animating World Il y a 12 jours

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

  • K1ngsen
    K1ngsen Il y a 12 jours



  • Vilma Nilo
    Vilma Nilo Il y a 12 jours

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

  • GoldModdy ツ
    GoldModdy ツ Il y a 12 jours

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

  • Stealthy_ Alex
    Stealthy_ Alex Il y a 12 jours

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

  • Nedda Kaltcheva
    Nedda Kaltcheva Il y a 12 jours

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

  • Fintaly Yolontan
    Fintaly Yolontan Il y a 12 jours

    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 Il y a 12 jours

    Ommg ii have Tourrette Syndrome too
    I feel yoour painn

  • Fade Jet
    Fade Jet Il y a 12 jours

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

  • Al3x that Kid
    Al3x that Kid Il y a 12 jours


  • PumpkinBoy25
    PumpkinBoy25 Il y a 12 jours

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

  • Maty Q
    Maty Q Il y a 12 jours

    Drawings made it so cute

  • Landon
    Landon Il y a 12 jours

    Ticci toby has Tourette syndrome

  • CuteSkiesXX SkiesLife
    CuteSkiesXX SkiesLife Il y a 13 jours

    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 😐