From the daily archives: "Thursday, November 12, 2015"

Jonathon-Feit-expo-2015-screenshotThe Disaster Podcast crew loves stories of personal triumph over disease and injury that could otherwise be a disaster in a person’s life. Jonathon Feit has Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes facial tics and other unintended movements. Ironically, Jonathon had been misdiagnosed for years and, at 19, was working in a neuromuscular lab when he was finally diagnosed. It could have devastated him, but he found the diagnosis freeing.

An intelligent young man, he went on to develop a number of products including EMS software that works even in disasters. Through the discussion, we can see his positive attitude is a much stronger part of him than his Tourette’s. He discusses being a new husband and father. Speaking with Jonathon was delightful and you’ll find as we did that he’s an inspiration to all of us.

Check out Jonathon’s Company BeyondLucid.com

Federal Resources on Tourette’s Syndrome

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Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group and the injury lawyers in Toronto for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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