26 year old Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian musician Jamie Grace recently got vocal about her fight with Tourette syndrome. She posted a mid-shot video of herself where she talked about her aspirations and motivation.
"My greatest victory is the moment I chose Faith over fear. I still have #TouretteSyndrome and I have learned that resilience comes when we recognize what isn't perfect, and choose to become fighters anyway. Every battle I've faced, every fear that I have/have had, has made me stronger, and has caused me to depend on the One who is the strongest. I have since become a full time touring singer/songwriter and founder of a nonprofit @ imafighter.org All this from the kid who, at one point, didn't think she'd ever dream again," she wrote on Instagram.
She encouraged her followers to share their story with hashtag #MyGreatestVictory. At the end, she asked her fans to watch the 2016 Ben Hur movie.
Tourette syndrome is a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds. It has no cure and only repeated treatment can ease the situation of the patient.
The 'Hold Me' and 'Beautiful Day' singer was 9 years old when signs of the disease started showing up but according to her, started hiding her disorder when others reacted indifferently to her.
"They were super weirded out by it, so I immediately shut off and stopped telling people," she said.
"But when I was about 14 or 15 years old, and I really became more passionate about the things of the Lord, I realized that I could possibly impact at least one person's life or at least inspire one person by sharing about it" she added.
Earlier too she had shared about her condition and how she used her gifts for God.