“In a soccer game I discovered the disease my son was suffering from”

Laura Peraita



It was a soccer game that opened Maria’s eyes to the new reality that her son was experiencing. That day, during the match, 7-year-old Mario stood in the center of the field and touched his hair several times. Repeatedly, He stood up again for no reason and blew on his hands consecutively while the rest of colleagues continued with their competition. “Just that day, my brother came to see him play and told me that I should take him to the doctor because the repetitive movements he was doing were not normal. He predicted that he most likely had Tourette Syndrome, something my brother knew well from suffering from it, just like the

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