Monday, September 13, 2010

Tourette's Uncovered - Learn More

Jaylen Arnold is your typical 9 year-old Lakeland, Florida boy with an exception.  He has Tourette's Syndrome.  Tourette Syndrome is a combination of involuntary movements and involuntary noises, which we call "tics". They tend to start in childhood and often become less severe into adulthood.  With this disability, Jaylen has had his share of bullying, however has turned it around into a fight against bullying.

Bullying No Way is Jaylen's motto!  He has spent time, energy and support talking to schools, parents and anyone that will listen about the dangers and hurtfulness of bullying.  The long lasting emotional scars and the fact that children don't have to take it anymore.

Discovery Health Channel is airing a special on Tourette's Syndrome - "Tourette's Uncovered."  Jaylen Arnold is one of four children that will be featured.  Check your local television listings.
Premieres Monday, September 13, at 9 PM (ET/PT)

In this one-hour special, viewers will meet four children with startlingly different Tourette's diagnoses: Jonah, a boy who cannot suppress his overwhelming need to get up and run away; Colin, a boy who experiences constant headaches as a results of his tics; Marques, who suffers from the rare strain of Tourette's that causes patients to shout obscenities uncontrollably; and Jaylen, a remarkable boy who is taking his experiences in school dealing with Tourette's to a group of kids in an anti-bullying speech. Cameras will follow the lives of parents as they help their children cope with life within a world where you just can't stop "ticking."

Do you want to learn more about Florida's young boy that is making a huge difference?  Visit his website at and don't forget to follow him on Twitter at @JaysChallenge.

Read more and watch trailer.

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