Child confronts Tourette syndrome

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As a fourth-grader, Sydney Stahl boldly stood before Immanuel Lutheran School and said she has Tourette syndrome.

It wasn’t easy, but it made things easier for her.

“She has never had any type of issues, and I think it’s because she said, ‘This is what I have,’” her mother, Misty Lang, said. “She needed to tell her school so people wouldn’t make fun of her. We wanted to confront it and let everybody know.”

Kids at school didn’t make fun of Sydney, Lang said. Instead, they asked questions.

For the full story, see Thursday's edition of The Tribune.

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