Living with tourettes.


Hey everyone. My name is Rohan. I am currently 21 years old. I am going to share my story, for the first time, with all of you.

I have Tourette Syndrome. Which is very hard to live with because of the nature of the syndrome that makes you do really weird movements and sounds. I don’t know how many of you actually know what that is but in my home country (South Africa) not a lot of people know about the condition. That made it really hard.

Like you would probably guess I was made fun of a lot in school. On numerous occasions I wished that somehow my life would just end. I had no desire to stay in this world. When I was younger I always had a low self esteem and I hated it when people only looked at me. But thankfully I got God in my life. God sent so many wonderful people on my way that always supported me and never judged me. He showed me His amazing love. But I still felt alone in the battle.

Then I saw a testimony of Jamie Grace.

It reminded me that I am not alone. And that God is always with me, with all of us and we must never give up fighting.

Thank you all and God bless you all!


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3 thoughts on “Living with tourettes.

  1. Thank you for sharing your story, Rohan. One of my sons had a best friend named Rohan. So, I will pray for you as well, as this name is special to me.

    God be with you!

  2. thank you for sharing your story, prayers are with you. We are going through this right now with my 8 year old granddaughter. She came home from school last week upset and said a couple kids started saying things to her,. She had had this for over a year and half but is getting worse now. My heart just aches for her and I just explained to her it is not her fault and she says yes it is they say it is. I just assured her that it is a health problem and nothing she can do about it. I am so thankful we attend church and ask God to please help her through as best as possible!!


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