Since being diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome I have become aware that there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding it.
For example, people often associate Tourette’s with involuntary swearing. In fact, this symptom is only experienced by a small percentage of those living with the condition.
Tics can include everything from small muscle twitches to vocal outbursts and although I feel my tics are relatively small things, I can attract attention when out in public.
Singing has helped me to cope with my Tourette’s and I now plan to use music to help others.
With Fixers I’m organising a gig in Yeovil. I hope to use the opportunity to educate others about the syndrome and correct any misunderstandings associated with it.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:
Tourette's Action Suzanne Dobson, Chief Executive of Tourette's Action, supports my project. She appeared in my broadcast piece, saying: 'The fact that young people like Tom are taking it into their own hands to explain their symptoms is a huge boost for the whole community.'