Minnesota Moment: Rochester Teen Uses Cheerleading to Bring Awareness to Tourrete Syndrome

September 05, 2017 10:46 PM

A Rochester teen is using cheerleading as a platform to bring awareness to Tourette Syndrome.

"When (people) hear Tourette's they think some kid who is just cussing, and people around them are uncomfortable," 14-year-old Jane Hamilton said.

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Jane Hamilton has a mild version of Tourette Syndrom, but she made the Century High School cheer team.

Jane hopes by being on the cheer team she can help people better understand Tourette Syndrome.

"If I'm the face of Tourette's, how hurtful do you think it would be for me and everyone else who suffers from the same thing I do if I was a quitter," she said.

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