What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

FLUSHING 14-YEAR-OLD CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL TOURETTE SYNDROME YOUTH AMBASSADOR TRAINING PROGRAM

     Home  >  Articles  > Health Advice & Tips
by Karli Petrovic

Related: tourette syndrome, youth ambassador, training program, marques semes, flushing, new york, queens, ny,


For a boy with only 14 years of experience under his belt, Marques J. Semes from Flushing has a resolve that rivals someone much older. Semes is particularly passionate about helping others who suffer from Tourette Syndrome (TS). Already involved with the national Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), Semes was chosen to train to become a teen ambassador at the fourth annual Tourette Syndrome (TS) Youth Ambassador Training Program in Washington, DC. The program, offered to teens ages 13-16 who may or may not have TS themselves, will be held March 29-31.

Marques SemesAs a Youth Ambassador, Semes and his mother, Cheryl Tellis, will travel to our nation's capital to learn how to advocate for TS sufferers, make media appearances, meet with politicians and elected officials, and help with awareness campaigns. The goal of the program is to create an understanding and sensitivity toward people with TS by dispelling myths and stereotypes about the neurological disorder and its symptoms.

Semes applied for the program by writing an essay about determination. "I want to make life easier for people with Tourette Syndrome," says Semes, who was diagnosed with TS at age 7. "My essay was about how I'm determined to prove life with TS is not easy." His goal, he adds, is to bring the skills he learns at the conference back to his community.

For more information on TSA and its youth ambassador program, visit www.tsa-usa.org.

 


Give yourself a free Holiday Gift

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Health Advice & Tips Articles

Fresh Meadows Urgent Care Center Adds Dental Office
Home Medical Equipment Provider Moves to Kissena Boulevard
Glendale Dermatology Offers Brand New Fat Freezing Procedure
Flushing 14-Year-Old Chosen for National Tourette Syndrome Youth Ambassador Training Program
PM Pediatrics Opens in Bayside, Queens

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Health Advice & Tips Sponsors


Theatre Arts Center
Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY
718-595-2905
...

Ivy Day School
70-44 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY
718-880-1888
Established in 2003, Ivy Day School continues to p...

American Dance & Drama
188-22 Union Turnpike
Flushing, New York
718-479-8522
Welcome to The American Dance and Drama Studio, th...

Queens Dance Project
214-26 41st Ave.
Bayside, NY
718-229-1133
QDP is excited to be celebrating it's 9th year! We...

Power Brain Training Center
43-01 Bell Blvd., 2nd Floor
Bayside, NY
718-224-1500
The Power Brain Training Center is an innovative B...
See Our Health Advice & Tips Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2015 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE