I Have The Worst Tourettes in America | TRULY

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A 17-year-old has been diagnosed with one of the most extreme cases of Tourette’s in the world - but with the help of ground-breaking treatment, his constant tics are beginning to ease. Trevor Smith, from Iowa, USA, received an initial diagnosis when he was just eight years old, with doctors identifying mild tics in his hands, neck and around his eyes. Now a freshman at college, Trevor has spent his teenage years experiencing uncontrollable jerks and twists to his body, with none of the available treatments working.
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  • MadeintheImageofGod
    MadeintheImageofGod37 minuta më parë

    How does Tourette’s feels like is it like a spasm?

  • Ava Alaban
    Ava Alaban20 orë më parë

    What are Tourette’s ?

  • free2bmanson
    free2bmanson22 orë më parë

    I’m not downplaying his condition but he def is not the worst case in America. I went to school with a boy who had WAY worse ticks and audio outbursts

  • Steve Walters
    Steve Walters22 orë më parë

    I have Tourette’s also. Pretty bad but not half as bad as him. I hide it. Well, I try to. And “trying” to hide it, makes it worse. And I stutter. I’m kinda messed up. It’s ok though. I feel badly for others who have it way worse.

  • Vanessa De kock
    Vanessa De kockDitë më parë

    you must come to the church of all nations Jesus will heal you

  • Amiee Lopez
    Amiee LopezDitë më parë

    Try not do the movement tell yourself don't move

  • Yanet B
    Yanet B2 ditë më parë

    He is so cute 🥰

  • Filip Kuthan
    Filip Kuthan2 ditë më parë

    Shave your head, dude!

  • Becky Jacobsen
    Becky Jacobsen2 ditë më parë

    Such a handsome man! When I watch this I see a young man with Tourette’s, not Tourette’s that has a young man.

  • Bob Jacobson

    Bob Jacobson

    2 ditë më parë

    That's a wonderful way to look at it!

  • Marie Whitaker
    Marie Whitaker2 ditë më parë

    He should cut his hair short. That would be a great first step.

  • Baron Koster
    Baron Koster2 ditë më parë

    just give him a perc and he will stop twitching

  • Enchanting Moon
    Enchanting Moon2 ditë më parë

    Your a good looking guy with a smart and talented brain. Please don't let ignorant mean people make you feel different. You girls go ... give those death stares !

  • Archie Bunker
    Archie Bunker3 ditë më parë

    Maybe if he got a male's haircut, then he wouldn't constantly have to sweep the hair out of his eyes.

  • Mr.Studzdog
    Mr.Studzdog3 ditë më parë

    Dude seems like a badass musician, mechanical engineering is great but give the music a shot too!

  • Jamie's Life
    Jamie's Life3 ditë më parë

    Gosh I feel so bad people are so cruel godbless him

  • Jason Railson
    Jason Railson3 ditë më parë

    Imagine this guy trying to be a straight razor barber

  • audidreamscometrue
    audidreamscometrue3 ditë më parë

    if it were me i wouldnt add to the problem by having hair that falls in my face every time i twitch

  • TheMetalhead678
    TheMetalhead6783 ditë më parë

    Aw man I feel terrible for him, who ever bullied him are heartless.. How could you bully someone for something they can't control? :/ *Edit* By the way, he has a nice smile

  • Sevh C
    Sevh C3 ditë më parë

    Have you tried cutting your hair? I'm choking wishing you the best of luck, what is normal anyway?

  • Rosa S
    Rosa S3 ditë më parë

    He could be a model fr

  • Stoney_Eagle
    Stoney_Eagle4 ditë më parë

    If playing the guitar suppresses the ticks you should try cannabis to suppress. It helps people with many different uncontrollable annoyances like epilepsya, ADHD, autism, rheumatism and cancer treatment illness (chemo). I suggest edibles in your case, just consult a doctor who has experience with prescribing cannabis. In my country it's been legal before I was born so I realized the the medical sides of canabis when I was just trying to get high, but it helps me with my autism, it suppresses the stimulances that are being bombarded at me.

  • Lucy Hjelm
    Lucy Hjelm4 ditë më parë

    He must be exhausted

  • Adam Thompson
    Adam Thompson4 ditë më parë

    Jeeze so stupid... *MEDICAL* *MARIJUANA!!!* That's all he needs...

  • BulmaChan
    BulmaChan4 ditë më parë

    Aw i just want to hug him

  • Tee Twetherlow
    Tee Twetherlow5 ditë më parë

    Bravo on trying deep brain stimulation....i look forward to hearing how it went.

  • Amanda S.
    Amanda S.5 ditë më parë

    I can assure you, I've got TS just as bad. It leads to bruises and emotional upsets and not getting things done. It is crippling. I am on medication for it, but sometimes it doesn't completely et rid of the tics.

  • Tee Twetherlow
    Tee Twetherlow5 ditë më parë

    I believe there is simply not enough info re: TS.....

  • collins paulk jr.
    collins paulk jr.5 ditë më parë

    Very interesting that his ticks go away when he plays music. I have an uncle who stammer terribly, except when he's singing. He can sing the song through to the end without stammering once. I wonder what the connection is between music and these so called brain diseases.

  • charles bryant
    charles bryant5 ditë më parë

    Cut your hair bro.

  • Alicia Dinar
    Alicia Dinar6 ditë më parë

    What an incredible human! Rock on

  • Rubena Alexander
    Rubena Alexander6 ditë më parë

    If it didn't have narration and only the slow motion shots were shown, I'd think they were trying to show off his amazing hair XD

  • Lena Fleks
    Lena Fleks6 ditë më parë

    This is so badass in slomo

  • lee batt
    lee batt6 ditë më parë

    Playing an instrument is therapeutic for so many conditions. Plus, girls like a dude who plays guitar. Rock on Trevor!

  • Storm Dodunski
    Storm Dodunski6 ditë më parë

    he do be kinda cute tho

  • EdD5
    EdD56 ditë më parë

    He seems like a very decent, mature and strong young man. He's certainly suffered enough. If only there was a tally sheet where that mattered. Best wishes for medical science, time or anything else to grant this good fella more and more relief.

  • jasmera9889
    jasmera98897 ditë më parë

    Hang in there man. Wish you all the best.

  • Jax Assasian
    Jax Assasian7 ditë më parë

    I could really relate to this guy. I was diagnosed with Tourette's at age 7. I have verbal and physical ticks. It was something I had to learn to live with but since I accepted that this is who I am I became more confident. My girlfriend loves me just as I am, and I don't have to hide anymore!

  • Luis Herrera
    Luis Herrera7 ditë më parë

    God bless you brother in praying for you strongest person ive seen ♥️

  • Iancov m
    Iancov m7 ditë më parë

    Bro cut his hair ... it will stop having the turrets.

  • Emi Ray
    Emi Ray7 ditë më parë

    What ticks? All I know is the dude can jam. The metal community doesn’t care and won’t treat you different. Rock on dude

  • AquaMoonGoddess
    AquaMoonGoddess7 ditë më parë

    I can't imagine the struggles of living with this condition. I'm so sorry the world judges you for it. You seem incredibly sweet and intelligent.

  • westcoastOGee
    westcoastOGee7 ditë më parë

    Plot twist: He doesnt actually have Tourettes he just wants to show off that luxurious head of hair.

  • Barely
    Barely7 ditë më parë

    Hair flip macro

  • Barely
    Barely7 ditë më parë

    Auto hair flip

  • Pepperoni Chili dog
    Pepperoni Chili dog7 ditë më parë

    So cinematic

  • Pepperoni Chili dog
    Pepperoni Chili dog7 ditë më parë

    Props to the vid editor for making his ticks look so majestic and beautiful

  • Liv D'Angelo
    Liv D'Angelo8 ditë më parë

    His hair is so luxurious

  • Error 0x80070079
    Error 0x800700798 ditë më parë

    Auto hairflip... sorry

  • Barely

    Barely

    7 ditë më parë

    LMAO

  • Dylan Shows How
    Dylan Shows How8 ditë më parë

    I know how it feels, I have Tourette's and they used to be so bad at times when I was younger that I couldn't hold a fork still long enough to get food to my mouth. I'm super lucky that they have pretty much gone away, but I do still have my Tourette's outbreaks. People are shitty, I was outcast by my peers throughout school because of it. Even the teachers treated me badly. One person stood out from the rest as a friend and they are still my best friend some 12 years later. Living with something like this makes you forget about what everyone else thinks, and just do what makes you happy. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

  • phone account
    phone account8 ditë më parë

    This looks like a worse case of what Slavoj Zizek has

  • Emily Bean
    Emily Bean8 ditë më parë

    I wish I could meet him, he seems like a smart and kind kid. I wish people weren't so mean. I love that music helps people with this syndrome.

  • Laura Muštukova
    Laura Muštukova8 ditë më parë

    Every year I just more and more disappointing in people!!!! :( People, please just be kind and love each other!!! This guy is such a cutie!!! His eyes, hairs and music...Oh, and that kind aura!! I send U all the best wishes!! :)))))))

  • lyingthot gurl
    lyingthot gurl9 ditë më parë

    17?!!! wow

  • Simela Tasidi
    Simela Tasidi9 ditë më parë

    He is great!

  • trillrif axegrindor
    trillrif axegrindor9 ditë më parë

    damned fine guitar player!! i would definetly rock an album from him!

  • Ana Petkovic
    Ana Petkovic9 ditë më parë

    How do you call the neurological condition that when you listen to such sharply pronounced ‘s’ like this kid’s mother, you wanna jump off the window?

  • phone account

    phone account

    8 ditë më parë

    I think it's Shuthefuckupitis

  • cass xo
    cass xo9 ditë më parë

    What a cool guy

  • Ebony N
    Ebony N9 ditë më parë

    he definitely doesn't have the worst case of Tourette's tho lol

  • Sam Jagger
    Sam Jagger10 ditë më parë

    absolute legend !

  • Priscila Meletti
    Priscila Meletti10 ditë më parë

    I would love to be his friend!

  • P Dennis
    P Dennis10 ditë më parë

    He should try cbd it helps with many different disabilities

  • glowblank17
    glowblank1710 ditë më parë

    *Is it me or is anyone’s gaydar also going off like crazy for Trevor 😂 🤔 🤨?*

  • Timmsy Skies
    Timmsy Skies10 ditë më parë

    You absolutely ROCK young man!! Such a smart brave, beautiful soul 💙🕊

  • Nisa Binnur
    Nisa Binnur11 ditë më parë

    He is so handsome and charming young man wish him the best in life.

  • 77Chester77
    77Chester7711 ditë më parë

    Ok I'll say it now: the mother is hot!

  • B ***
    B ***12 ditë më parë

    What a beautiful family.

  • B B
    B B12 ditë më parë

    Have you tried weed? The medical effects may help, though I only know of it helping with seizures. Nevertheless, always fun to try. :D

  • AlienMonkeyDXB
    AlienMonkeyDXB12 ditë më parë

    Shave his hair off

  • Diane Bugzavich
    Diane Bugzavich12 ditë më parë

    CBd. oil!!!!

  • jerney mendiola
    jerney mendiola13 ditë më parë

    Bro ill be your friend! You seem like a cool guy! Stay strong.

  • cherry 1785
    cherry 178513 ditë më parë

    I'm angry. People who bully are not happy with their own unhappiness. I'm super happy for the the fact you are determined despite tourettes. I'm not brave enough to go to school bc of my lil issues lol. I just wanted to comment& lastly normal doesn't exist! 🤗✌️

  • MoistyMan
    MoistyMan13 ditë më parë

    this dude seems like a great guy to hang out with.

  • Mshojat
    Mshojat14 ditë më parë

    It looks like he touches his hair a lot. Is it possible that one could go away if he cut his hair really short? It seems like having long hair would be quite the PITA when one of your ticks is shaking your head, too. To be fair his hair looks _amazing_ but I don't know if it's worth it to him, especially when it just makes other people notice his ticks more.

  • linc die

    linc die

    10 ditë më parë

    i imagine it is hard for him to cut his hair considering the ticks

  • John Garcia
    John Garcia14 ditë më parë

    Okay dude is a god at Guitar??? 🤯

  • Sarah
    Sarah14 ditë më parë

    I wonder if they've tried CBD

  • jacob nicholls
    jacob nicholls14 ditë më parë

    dude should cut his hair

  • モチポンズ
    モチポンズ14 ditë më parë

    I'm no expert, but I've seen some documentaries on people that had far worse Tourette's than Trevor. One guy had a desk job and he had to get a special metal keyboard, because he would trash all regular keyboards in no time. Trevor seemed fine to hold a plate with food on it, but some people are constantly at risk of throwing their food away. Also I think some people with Tourette's uncontrollably shout obscenities... or is that a different condition?

  • linc die

    linc die

    10 ditë më parë

    not everyone with tourette's has vocal ticks. they probably mean that trevor has the most constant ticks all around, if not the most detrimental.

  • Rachael Dean
    Rachael Dean14 ditë më parë

    Music is so powerful. My partner has Autism and music helps him so much.

  • Morgan The Ambivert
    Morgan The Ambivert14 ditë më parë

    "My tourettes SAW THAT and TOOK THAT AS A CHALLENGE." - My tourettes while watching this. For real though, I only have mild tourettes (according to my neurologist), but it can still get pretty bad at times. I can't imagine having to go through all that, and hopefully I'll never have to. It's awesome that he was able to get that surgery.

  • Cal Arresz
    Cal Arresz15 ditë më parë

    What an amazing guy, I'll be his friend! Rock on man, much love from Australia!

  • nikolacode
    nikolacode15 ditë më parë

    He has gorgeous hair, not gonna lie!

  • Doppe1ganger
    Doppe1ganger15 ditë më parë

    I'd have tourettes too with that hair, jeez.

  • Jon Columbino

    Jon Columbino

    10 ditë më parë

    @Doppe1ganger Damn, that's amazing. Even the NHS, CDC, and every other major medical organization has no idea what causes tics. If only they had consulted you, huh?

  • Doppe1ganger

    Doppe1ganger

    10 ditë më parë

    @Jon Columbino Ofcourse they do. Tics are formed as a way to surpress anxiety, which is most prevalent when oversensitive and overstimulated. Repeat after me "i'm a defensive repressed idiot and suffer from dunning kruger syndrome".

  • Jon Columbino

    Jon Columbino

    10 ditë më parë

    @Doppe1ganger Repeat after me. Tics do not form from being oversensitive or overstimulation.

  • Doppe1ganger

    Doppe1ganger

    10 ditë më parë

    @Jon Columbino You think he had the same hairwaving tics before having long hair, dude? Who's stupid.

  • linc die

    linc die

    10 ditë më parë

    ​@Doppe1ganger how do u suggest he cuts his hair safely without risking hurting himself through his ticks?

  • Rachel Malcolm
    Rachel Malcolm15 ditë më parë

    I wish I had the privilege to know him, he seems so awesome. I hate that people bully him.

  • orthonormal basis
    orthonormal basis15 ditë më parë

    nice moves bro

  • Haleluya Moges
    Haleluya Moges16 ditë më parë

    I like how his family is there with him through this..such a big and beautiful family!

  • ReverendXero
    ReverendXero16 ditë më parë

    LSD had interesting results with tourette's

  • Giovanna Florentino
    Giovanna Florentino17 ditë më parë

    Man,he is so sweet and handsome

  • Benny McGhee
    Benny McGhee17 ditë më parë

    I’ve been playing guitar longer than homeboy here has been alive and he has tourette’s AND is better than me on guitar????? Where is God? These videos make it abundantly clear that God is either A) dead or B) the omnipotent equivalent of a kid sadistically hovering over an ant hill with a magnifying glass.

  • Terri Lynn Burval/TLB Vehicle Registration Svcs.
    Terri Lynn Burval/TLB Vehicle Registration Svcs.17 ditë më parë

    You Are Beautiful. My heart speaks the truth.

  • Bunkyman
    Bunkyman17 ditë më parë

    What this man must have to deal with on a daily basis is unimaginable to me much less what he has to deal with regarding people's reactions. We all must offer love and support.

  • Fellow Citizen
    Fellow Citizen17 ditë më parë

    Vipassana meditation sometimes helps people with medical conditions after they've exhausted other options - including from disease, very serious injury, or constitution.

  • Fellow Citizen

    Fellow Citizen

    17 ditë më parë

    dhamma dot org

  • Charmaine Wallace
    Charmaine Wallace18 ditë më parë

    Awesome family unit 😍

  • Charmaine Wallace
    Charmaine Wallace18 ditë më parë

    You are so right, people don’t understand, I would have been a great friend if you were in New Zealand if you grew up here 🙂

  • Petit panier d'osier
    Petit panier d'osier18 ditë më parë

    my man can groove ♥

  • Emily forever
    Emily forever18 ditë më parë

    He seems to be kind of nineties grunge

  • Caitlin MacLeod
    Caitlin MacLeod19 ditë më parë

    He is so handsome! I wish him success and happiness. People are dicks. I hope he can push past their negativity and have a great life.

  • bryn mitchell
    bryn mitchell19 ditë më parë

    Getting a hair cut may help with head touching .

  • linc die

    linc die

    10 ditë më parë

    it's probably difficult for him to get one

  • SuspiciousStuff
    SuspiciousStuff20 ditë më parë

    Trevor having tremor

  • M P
    M P20 ditë më parë

    Dude can shred

  • DragonsGD
    DragonsGD20 ditë më parë

    The first thing you gotta do is cut the hair. How could you handle that in your face all the time? I’m not saying you should but it would drive me insane lol.

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