Escalon walk raises Tourette’s syndrome awareness

June 8, 2014 

A walk Sunday in Escalon raised awareness about Tourette’s syndrome and provided a chance for two young people with the disorder to meet. It was organized by Amy McCulloch, whose 8-year-old son, Keegan, was diagnosed a year ago. She had noticed a story in The Modesto Bee about Orestimba High pitcher Tanner Pruett, who had the Warriors in contention for the Trans-Valley League championship. McCulloch mentioned the story on Facebook and posted a personal story about Keegan, who also loves baseball. A friend of the Pruett family saw the posting and shared it with them. They reached out to the McCullochs and arranged for Sunday’s meeting. Tourette’s involves unusual repetitive movements or sounds that can’t be controlled.

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