A revolutionary and risky operation to change one's life

Format: HD
Duration: 52’
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Available version: English
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Debilitated and isolated by increasingly extreme symptoms of Tourette’s, and desperate for a normal future, Renee, the mother of a 7-year-old boy, has exhausted every medical avenue. Nothing has worked. She swears uncontrollably, often hits herself or those within reach, spits constantly, and her head and neck jerk frequently.

Despite her condition, Renee is very intelligent, funny, and generous. Yet she has never had a job and is worried she won’t be able to look after her son for much longer.

A recent and revolutionary yet delicate and highly risky operation called Deep Brain Stimulation could be a lifeline.