YouTuber Caspar Lee Shines A Light On Growing Up With Tourette’s Syndrome In New Video

In his latest video, British YouTuber Caspar Lee took the time to shine a light on a disease many know little about. Lee gathered a group of young sufferers of Tourette’s and candidly discussed the what it’s like growing up with the syndrome. Caspar and his guests discuss what it’s like growing up with ticks and how to live a normal life with Tourette’s, touching on the aspects of the disorder that aren’t often talked about outwardly.

Not only are the one-on-one interviews lighthearted, they’re informative, showing what everyday life is like for people with Tourette’s. Caspar explains that he was six-years-old when he first discovered he had Tourette’s, which he has in common with one of his delightful guests, Thomas. 

The interviewees start off talking about the first time they realized they had Tourette’s. Their experiences were similar, though each described a different tick. For Caspar and another guest, it was a pig snort. Another teen describes scrunching her eyes and tensing parts of her body. 

Caspar approaches the subject of Tourette’s by keeping the tone light and fun, hoping to educate without dramatics. This wasn’t the first time the YouTuber addressed Tourette’s on his channel. In an April 2017 video, Caspar opened up about his life with Tourette’s through an animated short. In it, and again in the more recent interviews, he describes Tourette’s as an “itch that just wouldn’t go away.” 

As expected, the response to Caspar’s video has been largely positive, with some thanking him for allowing his guests the chance to tell their story. 

Though the video was specifically about Tourette’s, sufferers of other disorders, like Asperger’s, felt they could relate to the stories being told.

Since the video breaks down the basics of Tourette’s, it even helped at least one Twitter user realize that they may be living with “tick syndrome” and inspired others to come out with their experience.

Caspar’s video is an inspiration to those with Tourette’s and informative to people with little knowledge about it. According to the video description, proceeds generated from views will be donated to Tourette’s Action.

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