Caught Napping by Valerie Cheers Brown

caught napping

This is about a little girl who never let anything hold her back and she was teased and very misunderstood by her many peers including: parents, family, teachers, mostly adults, etc.

She was teased by many and would you believe she was even misunderstood by many doctors who did not try to understand the disease and just claimed off as no cure for it!

When we often don’t understand, we often think something is wrong with things or others; and we tease, judge, say nothing or keep away from and in may cases some of us are simply ignorant from not having the knowledge which helps us to better understand, grow and share and care instead of hurting person’s feelings and making them seem like we are better than them.

Lack of knowledge is the most deadliest disease ever!

Humans are quick to give many reasons why things are the way they are, rather than seeing beauty in what they are and what we can learn from when we explore different mysteries ourselves to see what may actually be something beautiful to add to our own life’s learning book shelves.

We will call it “Caught Napping” which means not knowing or lack of knowledge.

This beautiful little girl was so inspiring and feeled with such great hope yet, she never stop letting her beautiful sounds keep her from following her dream.

There was one other thing which was so beautiful which helped her to cope.

It was beautiful music and music calmed her down and not only did music calm her down, you could not hear the sounds she was making which could not be helped; and it was like she was a beautiful instrument performing with the band when she did make the sounds.

Let’s discuss exactly what made this little girl so special and beautiful.

What is Tourette Syndrome?

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a condition that causes an individual to make rehashed, speedy movements or sounds that they can’t control.

The condition is normally called Tourette syndrome.

Tourette syndrome is named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who initially portrayed this disease in 1885. It is likely the disease is gone down through families.

The little girl was born at birth with Tourette’s syndrome, which made her very special, yet she thought others were beautiful too.

What Causes?

Tourette disorder is named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who initially reported this disorder in 1885. It is likely the disorder is gone down through families.

The disorder might be connected to issues in specific zones of the cerebrum. It might need to do with synthetic substances (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) that nerve cells signal each other.

Tourette syndrome can be either serious or mellow. Numerous individuals with exceptionally gentle tics may not know about them and never look for therapeutic help. Far less individuals have more serious types of Tourette disorder.

Tourette disorder is four times as liable to happen in young men as in young ladies.


Side effects of Tourette syndrome is frequently initially seen amid youth, between ages 7 and 10. Most youngsters with Tourette syndrome likewise have other therapeutic issues. These can incorporate consideration deficiency hyperactivity issue (ADHD), fanatical enthusiastic issue (OCD), drive control jumble, or despondency.

The most widely recognized first side effect is a tic of the face. Different tics might take after. A tic is a sudden, quick, rehashed development or sound.

Indications of Tourette syndrome can run from small, minor movements, (for example, snorts, wheezing, or coughing) to steady movements and sounds that can’t be controlled.

Diverse sorts of tics can include:

  • Arm pushing

  • Eye squinting

  • Hopping

  • Kicking

  • Rehashed throat clearing or sniffing

  • Shoulder shrugging

Tics might happen all the time. They have a tendency to enhance or deteriorate at various times. The tics might change with time. Side effects normally deteriorate before the mid-high schooler years.

In spite of mainstream thinking, just a little number of patients use curse words or other improper words or expresses (coprolalia).

Tourette disorder is not quite the same as OCD. Individuals with OCD feel as if they need to do the behaviors. Now and again an individual can have both Tourette disorder and OCD.

Numerous individuals with Tourette disorder can quit doing the tic for timeframes. However, they find that the tic is more grounded for a couple of minutes after they permit it to begin once more. Frequently, the tic moderates or quits amid rest.

Playing music was this little girls favorite thing to do. But when she showed up someplace new, she often had to deal with stares and weird looks from strangers because she sometimes shouts, made sounds unexpectedly or blinked her eyes hard. These tics are symptoms of this beautiful little girls Tourette syndrome. But to people who didn’t know her, it looks like she’s in pain or needs help or plain crazy.

This little girl ended up becoming a music teacher and her students loved her very much because she would explain to her classes why she did what she did. Children understood and were showed more empathy than adults and even her parents made her believe she was making these sounds to get attention.

Little did they know, this beautiful and very special girl was born at birth with this very special, but yet unknown, disorder and knew that as she got older she would help others by sharing her story about not giving up and helping others including herself.

Children look at life as “I Will,” not “I Can’t. We can learn so very much from children and they have such keen spiritual character just by being who they are and they feel or sense when we are not true to your heart, because their hearts are so very beautiful they attract and are magnets to other good hearts who have this beautiful energy of not giving up and being for real about who we are!

Children are so beautiful and we can learn a very valuable lesson from them and they show us to never let any thing stop you from chasing your dreams from working, playing, falling in love, etc.  

Caught Napping is ignorance or not knowing about things which is a much worse deadlier disease than Tourette syndrome or any other illness or disease!

When we don’t take the time to ask questions, read, research, or just treat others the way we want to be treated we will always be “Caught Napping” and miss life’s beautiful lessons.


Background: According to US National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of Health, background abstract says, “Self-reports by musicians affected with Tourette’s syndrome and other sources of anecdotal evidence suggest that tics stop when subjects are involved in musical activity. For the first time, we studied this effect systematically using a questionnaire design to investigate the subjectively assessed impact of musical activity on tic frequency (study 1) and an experimental design to confirm these results (study 2).”

Conclusion: Self-report assessment revealed that active and passive participation in musical activity can significantly reduce tic frequency. Experimental testing confirmed patients’ perception. Active and passive participation in musical activity reduces tic frequency including a short-term lasting tic decreasing effect. Fine motor control, focused attention and goal directed behavior are believed to be relevant factors for this observation.


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Ryan CA, Gosselin GJ, DeMaso DR. Habit and tic disorders. In: Kliegman RM, Stanton BF, St. Geme JW III, et al., eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 22.

Update 2/20/2014

Updated by: Joseph V. Campellone, M.D., Division of Neurology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

J Neurol Sci. 2015 May 15;352(1-2):41-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2015.03.016. Epub 2015 Mar 17.Tic-reducing effects of music in patients with Tourette’s syndrome: Self-reported and objective analysis.  Bodeck S1, Lappe C2, Evers S3.


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