For all intents and purposes, the guest for Episode 10 should have died a hundred times over given the odds stacked against him from a young age. Instead, his is a story of inspiration.
Tourette Syndrome is a type of Tic Disorder. Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. In addition to the medical and behavioral challenges that come hand-in-had with TS, children also face challenging social and educational situations, which can be stressful. Our guest has lived his entire life with Tourette Syndrome. Instead of allowing it to defeat him, he's risen literally to the top of the world, Mount Everest, and has become successful in the military, as a chef, in business and is also an advocate and mentor to others with Tourette Syndrome.
I met Frank Campanaro this spring on Mount Everest, where both of us were endeavoring to climb to the world's highest point. It soon became obvious how remarkable Frank's story is. While Tourette Syndrome is a big part of his story, his is primarily a story of overcoming odds, living in the present, helping others and making a difference for individuals and charities.
For information and resources about Tourette Syndrome, Frank suggests visiting https://tourette.org. Frank's suggested reading list for creating more excellence in life includes:
Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman
Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda
Detoxify or Die - Sherry Rogers, MD
Gut Solutions - Brenda Watson
Plant Paradox - Dr. Steven Gundry
Music for Episode 10 is by Norman Sylvester & Tevis Hodge Jr. found on the free music archive. For more information visit him at normansylvester.com.
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