CHANTILLY, Va. (WNEW) — Swinging on the family porch at their Chantilly home, there doesn’t appear to be anything different about Jack Varanelli.
“I’m just a normal 12-year-old kid,” Jack says. “I like video games, reading, and going outside. I just went to France, Spain and Italy.”
But then he will start kicking his leg, then rolling his eyes, then pulling his hair. It’s life with Tourette Syndrome.
“Sometimes tics come out at random times,” Jack explains. “Sometimes, when my siblings yell like they just were, I can be screeching and barking.
“One of my recent tics is kicking my leg. I’ve been told to do an opposite movement like forcing my heel down.”