"The Traveling Tic" Commercial Documentary!

We are so excited to announce that a Commercial Documentary on Kenny recently was aired on King 5 TV! The Documentary basically covers his journey in dealing with his TS diagnosis as well as highlighting his role as a Youth Ambassador with the Tourette Syndrome Association. Click on the following link to view the Documentary: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9C60Knt--ruVm9rM01mRXhhdkU/preview?pli=1

TS Support Group Meeting Play Time!

After our Support Group Meeting we spend about 20 minutes or more playing games with the kids so they can let out some of their energy before getting into the car for the ride home. Here Kenny is giving instructions to the kids on the next activity.

Idlewild Bowl

One of the best pieces of advice I could give to parents of a child dealing with TS, is to surround your child with good people. Here we are celebrating Kenny's 16th Birthday with a good old fashion game of Flag Football to include his friends from church, Young Life, school, Scouts, his football team,  neighbors and family.

Life Center South Youth Retreat

Kenny getting ready to go on his first Youth Group Retreat with our church Life Center South. Kenny has been blessed with great friends and leaders from our church who have played a big part in Kenny's journey in dealing with his TS.

Happy Sweet 16 Birthday Kenny!

Happy Sweet Sixteen Kenny! Dropped Kenny off at school today and told him that I will bring him his favorite Subway sandwich to school later for his lunch. I also mentioned that I would even deliver it with a special Birthday song and dance . He immediately responded "I will pay you 5 bucks not to do that!" Love this kid!

TS Kids Day Out - Laser Tag!

We had a great time with kids from our Support Group playing Laser Tag!

More Filming!

Kenny being interviewed one on one for the documentary.
Kenny, Cody and I with the wonderful lady who made this all possible - Pamela Curnel, my Director of the Mrs. Washington America Pageant. I am so grateful for the doors that have opened up and the healing that has taken place in my family as a result of my involvement with the pageant and winning the title of Mrs. Washington 2010. It has really helped make a difference in reaching more people while promoting TS Awareness.

TS Presentation at Idlewild Elementary/Filming for TS Commercial Documentary

Kenny being filmed for a television documentary on Tourette Syndrome while giving a classroom presentation today at Idlewild Elementary.
Finishing up filming at the school.

Kenny and I with Mrs. Calahan - Kenny's 4th grade teacher who held our hand while dealing with Kenny's TS diagnosis when the symptoms first appeared in her classroom. Kenny thought it was only fitting to film this documentary where his journey first started. What a blessing Mrs. Calahan is to our family!

Lakes Football Awards Banquet

Lakes Lancers Awards Football Banquet 2013 - Kenny was awarded the Outstanding Scholastic Award & Scholar Athlete Award tonight! So proud of him!

Football - Reclaiming Territory!

This was taken after one of Kenny's football games. (Cody loved cheering on his big brother!) To see Kenny in this football uniform you is a HUGE sign of his recovery in reclaiming territory in his life. Kenny wanted to play football in Middle School, but because of his anxiety attacks and depression associated with his TS diagnosis he was too afraid. Thank you Lord for healing!

TS Kids Day Out at the Pumpkin Patch!

Getting ready to go into the corn maze.
We all had a blast on this trampoline! Even I got to be part of the action!

Racing the peddle carts!

10th Grade Already?!

Wow! Where has the time gone? 1st Day of School for the 2013-14 School Year. Kenny is now in 10th Grade!

TS Kids Day Out Picnic and Swimming

Families from our TS Support Group enjoying a Picnic with one another.
Kids from our TS Support Group having fun swimming.

Kenny becomes a Man!

Now this was a BIG DEAL! Kenny became a man today (according to him ;)) when he managed to shoot his first Turkey with one shot - matter of fact it was the only shot he took while Turkey hunting this season. Even though he has TS, he managed to sneak up on this Turkey, stay still and take one shot hitting the Turkey right between the eyes! Amazing!

TS Presentation at Mill Pond Elementary

Kenny presenting at Mill Pond Elementary in Yelm, WA.

Kenny with Gage, one our Support Group members, and his teachers. Kenny visited Gage's school to help offer support and understanding while sharing the message of TS awareness.

TS Support Group Kids Day Out

Kenny and kids from our TS Support Group that we lead having fun roller skating at our quarterly Kids Day Out!

Kenny's Poem of Faith

Kenny's Poem of Faith place first at State Fair. This poem is inspired by Kenny's journey in dealing with his diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome. It is clear that his faith in God played a major role in his recovery. So thankful!

Kenny's Eagle Scout Project

Kenny Greeting Attendees
Opening Ceremony
Kenny giving his personal testimony of living with Tourette Syndrome and how it affected him in the classroom.
Kenny with his fellow Scouts reciting the Scout Oath and Law.
What a successful Eagle Scout Project! So proud of Kenny for making a difference!