Alumni Feature: Tyler Ng, Thriving Through Tourette’s

Alumni Feature: Tyler Ng, Thriving Through Tourette’s

From the time he started seriously looking at Brandeis University as his potential college choice, Tyler Ng was confident it was the right place for him. With its academic reputation, proximity to Boston, and a strong tennis program, Brandeis seemed like a great fit. What sealed the choice for Ng was tennis head coach Ben Lamanna and the student-athletes on the team. “Ben emphasized team culture with a lot of team dinners and doing things together. I felt very comfortable there and no one really cared that I had Tourette’s,” he remarked.

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder named after French neurologist Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the condition in an 86-year-old patient in 1885. It is characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements, and vocalizations called tics.

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Alumni Feature: Tyler Ng, Thriving Through Tourette’s