Programme last night on Tourets Syndrome

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  1. debatha

    debatha Earning My Ears

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    Did anyone else watch the programme last night with John and Greg suffering from Touret's Syndrome?

    I had seen the first one in 89. I cried for the little boy Greg last night it was so sad.:( Especially the part when he said he did feel like saying bad words but really didn't want to and at the end when he said he was going to be a scientist ad find a cure for Touret's Syndrome.

    I thought the way John, the Scot, had coped with it was fantastic he had a great sense of humour. I was laughing and crying in parts.


    Deb
     
  2. WDWfan uk

    WDWfan uk <font color=red>.... but you can call me Shirley :

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    Hi Deb - I'm moving your post onto the UK Community Board.
     
  3. BevS97

    BevS97 disney scrapper

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    Hi Deb, I saw it too, and felt for the little lad - he is going to have such a tough time and it must be so hard to know that this is going to be happening forever and that there is no known cure. I thought the bit where he was going to blast the bit of the gene was very cute, made me smile!

    Bev
     
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  5. Mazzy

    Mazzy Obsessive Trip Planner!

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    I taped this, so it's good to hear it is worth watching, I will try to watch it tonight :D
     
  6. MickeyMcMouse

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    We are in Galashiels and have known John since before the first programme. He is a regular in my shop, but that still does not stop you getting a fright when he comes in and " roars ". ;)

    I don't know if you noticed the difference between the first film and the second - in the first everybody stared. In the second nobody does. He's a very down to earth guy that everyone gets on well with and is as much part of our community as anyone else.

    David.
     
  7. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

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    I remember the first documentary when it came on.

    I thought last nights programme was handled really well and it was heartning to see that John had a great sense of humour.
     
  8. TracyK

    TracyK DIS Veteran

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    Deb - I was like you, one minute I was crying and the next I was laughing. Greg was just so gorgeous and I wept for his parents. I hope that the symptoms aren't too bad when he reaches adulthood.
    David - What a lovely man John is. I thought it was great to see him involved with the community.
    Tracy
     

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