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Hello welcome to help but I'm not demanding the neurological disorder tourette's syndrome affects about 200000 people in the US.
Different -- the new normal the new documentary narrated by actor and activist Michael J.
Fox takes aim at the misconceptions surrounding the condition.
This film features 2011 American Idol finalist -- Durbin.
And focus -- on -- real small they're Chicago high school senior living with tourette's thank you both for being here thanks for having us.
You both have -- -- so let me the star would you games to only when you were first diagnosed I was diagnosed last ten years old.
And what kind of symptoms were you.
Symptoms I was having was little blinking.
Something that my mom and even now I noticed watching home movies -- young -- I.
I was did this.
Okay and all the time does -- -- that takes it and we're having many different takes -- that my hands in -- and then.
And then and then it.
Escalated when I was getting more stressed and then I was aware of what I had and how we were winning our school we're aware of it how we -- -- you have difficulty with homework and paying attention in class -- a lot of difficulty with just.
Being a kid you know and and and having other people know that I was different didn't really helped so much I was -- a lot.
-- -- -- -- get to the bully in a second but what so when you get diagnosed -- ten years old.
You know how did did they change.
The way you were -- -- -- they correct the behavior.
Did they alters some of the school work for you how how did it change your life.
They tried to correct my behavior but.
There was -- really anything that could be corrected you know this is this is me and this is who I am -- we're we're able to get a plan.
And my mom really thought.
For me to be able to.
Survive and school and and and and just be able to you.
Be treated did.
You know the same rights my right it is and deep water this people are regular crowd that -- you you have -- the other similar story.
Yes so I had the same hardships I think.
We're very similar at least.
How when I was growing up teachers in the school ministers really didn't understand what transformers and the ministry will never understand even.
He had high school kids go ahead.
And so it I had a lot of struggles in the classroom and we really try to me my parents try to explain to them that I have two -- It's neurological condition you diagnose shall soon at an early age I was I -- -- six -- So my first of those were blinking in twitching my nose and in my years.
When I was six I had it does -- TARP duty so middle -- who was the -- -- for me what was explained you know you're a little bit older.
What -- what do you know about the biology of two minutes.
I know it's -- what -- -- -- chemicals in the brain and so.
These chemicals and that that.
When you tell there are removing removed by itself might normally but the threats it's gonna send the signal without actually tell -- too which can cause -- remove.
Okay now that the to a view of course are coming to the program and of course did the documentary.
You want to bring awareness to tourette's you mentioned something before we tend to do -- bullying.
And you know I guess profiling especially for young kids in school tell me about your experience in -- -- that is important.
-- man I was I was bullied all through elementary school middle school in high school in you know as for being different and I was very much.
The -- those very -- cast it out.
And then finding out that I really am different from -- -- threats and German and also diagnosed with -- Asperger's I functioning autism myself.
Was than it was just so awful tonight but I I'd love this mean now.
Being where -- -- -- -- -- a little -- Most of the time probably couldn't tell you something smarter than most people you reach people think -- you know why say that because I have -- you know I have an autistic child.
And I can tell you that there's so much information that you have store over the years in your brain that will slowly come out are you going to be one of the Smart -- you -- one of the smartest person around.
But but but so that you are able to then deal with that right.
-- it rather than deal with -- -- I'm I'm I'm just really happy about.
Where I am now.
That I can use whatever.
Celebrity or status that I have from you know thanks to American Idol to.
To bring notice in the bring attention and bring awareness.
Mean the way you -- You think music was in good outlook for you exactly absolutely music.
I discovered music when I was probably eleven or twelve years old.
Knowing that I had threats and Oscars and it.
I I found music it was given -- hand me down guitar record book and I hold myself up in my room every day after school.
Going to school and being put through that in the bullying and and and and and just everything.
I started to hold -- -- inside it started to you.
Hold my ticks inside which would really hurt actually and so when I got home I'd be a complete mess and be screaming into the pillow -- -- You know I agree jerking my head back and forth and just all this.
Awful things that -- that I couldn't control and and I discovered music and I was able to create my own world so to speak where.
Nothing was wrong with me where.
I didn't have to you abide by someone else's normal right right you know -- -- what it all normal I was creating my normal I was creating you to -- difference.
In my normal that's beautiful -- just different as the you know aerial.
I know this condition of course should do you bring awareness but tell me something what what what what what message do we give to the public.
I think that the biggest message that I want people who see is that.
Like James says everyone's different we all have -- -- -- -- dealing with how we're also -- was something but it's important to see people for who they really are.
Two to move past the stigma surrounding different disorders and to see people -- things that make them great and unique I love you I love you.
I love you've -- them to zoom really should keep our.
What's next -- you both.
-- -- senior has spread out -- to the University of Pennsylvania next year's -- engineering good for you so I'm really excited about that's and you sir.
I'm on tour right now yeah.
And I get your autograph before you leave.
Of course he can't thank you -- anybody else needs anything a selfless shameless promotion.
They're been -- dot com is the website and check out to a dates and you've got it got in the I -- folly of music through your music is beautiful.
And finally working people get information about -- documentary.
All they can get on the web -- different isn't your normal dot com okay and it's all on there all right well it's been a great honor and pleasure to have you both.
I think you messages coming loud and clear and love for usein I like the awareness and you know I know that you guys are going to be -- continued to grow.
Into bigger and brighter stars moved -- thank you so much.
And if you have any health could top usually talk to me about email -- and fox adopted many of foxnews.com thanks for watching for fox those I'm -- tonight.
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