Youth Advocate Tommy Licato has done a lot of awareness work on behalf of the Tourette Syndrome community for years now — and he’s still in high school. Tommy’s incredible efforts on behalf of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) once again have yielded an opportunity for people to show their support for TS.
This time, Tommy has teamed up with Mr. Subs of South Plainfield to host a benefit fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5. From 4-8 p.m. that day, 15 percent of all proceeds at Mr. Subs will go toward the 5th annual NJ Walks for TS at Mendham, which supports the NJCTS School In-Service Program.
The School In-Service program educates students and teachers at schools in every corner of New Jersey about Tourette Syndrome, anti-bullying and self-advocacy. Tommy has been attending the walk for years and hopes that you will, too! But if you can’t, this fundraiser is a great way to take part. Or you can donate to the cause.
Mr. Subs is at 100 South Plainfield Avenue in South Plainfield. Hope to see you there on November 5!
Working on my new video … and got a surprise visit from a certain little fluff ball! So cute! <3
I’ve got more than 1,000 views on my most recent video, which you can view here.
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Welcome summer & goodbye high school!
It’s been more than six months since I last reached out with my song and video “Wallpaper.” It got more than 30,000 views and some great coverage. I wrote a couple of new songs and even posted a cover (people keep telling me to do that).
I didn’t do videos because I’ve been so busy wrapping up Grade 12, and I also have 2 part-time jobs now. I’m starting Algonquin in September in the School of Media and Design—excited about this!
I’d appreciate it if you’d listen to at least “The Ghost” if you can spare about 3 minutes. Drop me a note in the comments section, too, if you’d like. I always love hearing feedback.
The candle burns at both ends,
You say we’re nothing but friends,
Standing at the foot of my bed
The ghost is shaking his head
I’m spilling red
Cover – You’ve Got a Friend
PRESS – “Wallpaper”
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Check out my story that appeared yesterday in the Trenton Times and on NJ.com! It’s about the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) Children’s Scholarship Program and the NJ Walks for TS at Princeton event this Sunday that is taking place to help support the scholarship program.
I was an NJCTS scholarship winner last year, and this year’s winners should be named in the next couple of months. This is very exciting! One of my favorite parts of the story is when they used this quote from me:
“My parents have taught me to be outspoken about Tourette syndrome and to never be ashamed.”
It’s so true! I hope you like the story. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here. I’d appreciate it!
A few months ago, I talked about the NJ Walks for TS at Mercer County Park (near Princeton township) which will take place on Sunday, April 6. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the walk will start at 2 p.m. I’m urging you to please come join me there and help support NJCTS.
The money raised will be applied to the Children’s Scholarship Fund, a program that has helped more than 200 high school seniors with TS. Our goal for this fundraising walk is $10,000, and if we want to be able to achieve this, we will need the support of everyone in the central and southern New Jersey TS community.
This walk can make a big difference! It means so much to me, and it is a wonderful and fun way for us to help NJCTS — which is an important organization to all of us! If you can’t attend the walk, please consider making a donation.
Thank you! Hope to see you there!