'World's Strongest Librarian' does battle with Tourette's syndrome

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  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 4, 2013 10:01 a.m.

    I am very easily distracted by noises and such. When I am in church, if I first hear babies or kids, I am able to phase them out, because they are acting according to their situation. I do not have as easy a time to turn off my brain if someone is whispering through the meeting. One time I was hearing some kind of thumping noise, and I looked around to see what the source was, once I realized that it was a severely autistic boy rocking, I didn't notice it anymore. So if I was in the library and heard the sounds from Josh, it would not bother me. I don't go to movies cause of people kicking seats, once on a cruise, I was bothered thinking someone was kicking my seat, then I realized it was the ship moving, and I was just fine. Josh, it is great that you inspire people with what is right with you.

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    May 4, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    Last year accompanied a group of autistic teens to the SL Library. After meeting this special man they felt encouraged and uplifted. One of the teens summed it up, "Now that's a real hero to look up to."

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    May 4, 2013 7:14 a.m.

    That is so interesting that he went a year without tics after lifting weights. I wonder if trying other things like going on a mostly raw food diet could make a change too. You just never know. What a great story!