Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for “Ticcing My Way Through Life: A Woman’s Journey with Tourette Syndrome,” the next event in this year’s Embracing Diversity Series.
Britney Wolf is a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at age seven. Despite the stigmas, misunderstandings, and ignorance surrounding this disorder, Wolf chooses to see the positive side of what it has brought into her life. She has spent years spreading awareness and education about what Tourette syndrome really is – and how it differs from what’s often shown in movies and on television. With videos, social media, and speaking engagements, Britney has been able to reach audiences all across the country.
For this event, Britney will be discussing some of her personal stories about living with Tourette syndrome. She will share what it was like to be diagnosed at a young age, what the tics felt like when she first noticed them happening, and how they have progressed over the years. She will be able to explain how to best deal with a patient who might have Tourette syndrome – and how having a doctor who believes them and how getting the diagnosis can make a huge difference in a patient’s life.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Liebelt Hall
— Photo courtesy of BOKO Photo.