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What teenager is an excited to get his driver's license.
-- -- -- and a couple weeks.
And that's like a big flow from -- And excited about that.
Full -- -- -- driving a car means more than just enjoyed writing it's a major accomplishment because He never thought He would be possible.
Nine years old Robbie was diagnose with tourette syndrome a neurological disorder that causes involuntary physical and verbal -- -- basically feel like this.
Being controlled by a -- and -- because I was aware of everything that was going on but I couldn't control -- thing.
-- -- episode started with small bird takes.
They got so bad that He was pull out of public schools He couldn't be left alone and even broke several bones during his convulsions.
My body and this can -- -- on different ways pitch to invade my head would actually US lucky.
The hitting myself -- My neck but just -- Doing like every possible thing.
And I couldn't stop and -- Like living in -- -- men and every day.
You know towards the end when it was really that Hamas -- Israeli bed it was just like living with constant -- in his stomach.
-- like these will last through 23 hours.
Americans have tourette's syndrome.
And while there's no cure doctors typically prescribed medications to treat the symptoms.
Robbie took over fifty different kinds of medication.
Including anti depressants anti hyper active drugs and Botox to try to paralyze muscles and nerves.
Those have really bad side effects.
Making them -- and they hallucinate McCain.
-- -- and me in the late.
My defense side effects and none of them.
Up tempo we knew -- Clinton continue living the way He was.
Nor currently it was just getting.
Out of control on -- Robbie and his parents went to see -- -- doctoral normal -- And neurologist doctor Michael -- four at the movement disorder center at North Shore university hospital in Manhasset New York.
They recommended the brain stimulation.
Experimental procedure that requires surgically implanting electrodes deep into the brain.
Which are connected to pacemakers elsewhere in the body.
These devices -- provide weak electrical stimulation to different parts of the brain.
That are not functioning normally do a variety of diseases and by providing this electrical stimulation you can treat the symptoms of -- number of diseases in patients who.
Severe symptoms that are not controlled by the usual medications.
-- brain stimulation is used to treat epilepsy and manage depression and Parkinson's disease.
It has not been FDA approved for treating -- center.
There are all different risks that came when the surgery but.
When Noah came down to it there's nothing else I was hoping so.
If this let's stop and think -- -- -- -- And that's exactly what happened Robby is as He puts it.
Just a normal kid.
He's back to -- happy and getting his confidence back.
And there -- enjoying life.
And it's it's amazing.
That's the results are keeping them.
He's confident that we can better I didn't think that mister Robby is ready to start his -- media and public high school.
He'll be driving there himself.
There's just so many things that I don't even.
As -- -- I hit it at night and you but it's just.
For more information on this procedure go to North Shore -- GA dot com.
Manny Fox News.
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