WHS Freshman Raises Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Through Leadership

Jack Shink. Submitted photo.

Wayzata High School freshman Jack Shink has been named Minnesota’s 2016 Youth Ambassador for the Tourette’s Syndrome Association, an organization dedicated to making life better for all people affected by tic disorders.

Jack represents the state of Minnesota by assisting in media-related activities to spread awareness and raise funds for research and treatment. He shares his personal story, what Tourette’s has meant for him, what it means for those around him, and he challenges people to think about their definition of inclusion.

In March he attended the Tourette’s Syndrome Association’s national conference in Washington DC with 49 other state ambassadors for leadership training and to lobby with both Senator Franken and Senator Klobuchar.

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