Living with Tourette Syndrome - One Man's Story

OTR - Achieving Mental Health for Real

Mar 15 2024 • 46 mins

Meet Kristof Morrow, a 34-year-old Navy veteran, an award winning journalist/photographer author of literary work "The Second Sun," which already sold more than 13 hundred copies . “Second Sun,” went viral on TikTok in June and it is recommended reading in university classes studying literature.

Life gave no freebies to Kristof. Growing up, his parents viciously abused him daily.

In the Navy, at the age of 18, he showed symptoms of an affliction he would discover years later was a rare type of Tourette Syndrome (TS), a condition of the nervous system. TS causes people to have “tics”. Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people make repeatedly. This is his story of courage as he struggles with the negative emotional and social affects that Tourette’s can have on anyone.

Growing up, he was the third born but the first to graduate high school,

He taught himself to write while serving in the US Navy as a Corpsman, right after high school.

After the navy, Kristof became an EMT around the age of 23, then a 911 dispatcher at 26 before earning, by audition, a job at a newspaper. He was 27 years old and won awards from two Texas Press Associations for feature writing and photography.

I think neurodivergent people can relate to Kristof’s struggles. Inside he is a very intelligent person, but on the outside people might see only his Tourette's. Somehow, he navigates life.

This is his inspirational story.

Kristof Morrow 's Sites:

BOOK: The Second Sun

Official Webpage: https://www.kristofmorrow.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristofmorrow/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kristofmorrow

OTR sites:

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