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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Troy, Thalia, & Tourettes

I went to school with Troy

We were friends

I remember him having slight "ticks" but didn't think much about it

After graduation, I would run in to him occasionally at the grocery store where he worked

Fast forward 25 years

This is Troy now

I can't in good conscience sit idly by and do nothing

And so I will share his story and his way of life with as many as I can

Imagine the millions in blog land

If only 10,000 parted with $10, lives would be forever changed

For the better

Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo bank - if you don't have one in your state then a Wachovia bank will link up.

Make your deposit to the Troy J. Marley DBS Benefit Donation Fund

Jenny Matlock


  1. That was very hard to watch I cant imagine having to live with that disease Best wishes to him and his family

  2. Tourettes is such a unique and difficult challenge. An excellent cause to support.


  3. It was hard to watch. My uncle had Tourette's, and it is so misunderstood and dibilitating.

  4. Thanks for spreading the word about this, is there any way to donate online?

  5. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. There are so many folks who suffer but are not understood.

  6. There is a Wells Fargo two miles from my house. I will be going there tomorrow. Thank you for sharing this with the blogging community. I hope we all can help.

  7. Cindy: I am your newest follower. This is a very moving post. I am always positive and never give up on anything. I love people who care about others. I am also the father of four, and an adoptive parent. No little girl should endure a less-than-perfect childhood. I will continue to spread the word.

    Thank you, Judie, for leading me to this website.

  8. Rusty has tourette's too and its hard to see the video and not know if his ticks will ever get that bad. It's tough and I'm glad your trying to help a friend

  9. All the best to Troy!

    Greetings from Germany,

    PS: See my T post here! :)

  10. Oh my. What a touching post.

    The guy that does our pool has tourettes. It took me a bit to feel comfortable with him. Now we kid around.

    I am going to WF tomorrow to make a business deposit. I will put it on my list to deposit to this worthy cause.

    Thank you for an eye-opening and informative post.


  11. I never even thought about the tics being painful. Gosh, this is heart breaking.

  12. I'm back again. Sorry. Listen, I had my daughter in a 'holistic' rehab in Minneapolis a few years back. Part of the program there for the caregivers (parents, etc.) was to attend lectures almost every day.

    I dug through my notebook because I remember writing down some info on a clinical study re: tourettes. Probably oversimplification, but there was a lot of promising results in a Canadian study using a yeast, gluten and sugar free diet combined with a loading dose of nystatin followed by maintenance doses. I just wanted to pass this along. I will definitely contribute to this cause tomorrow when I am banking.

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