By James A. Fussell
Whilst Jeff Matovic burst into the workplace of Dr. Robert Maciunas, he had only a few concepts left. Matovic had suffered for years from Tourette Syndrome, his full-body spasms and outbursts getting steadily worse, to the purpose that he observed suicide as a achievable choice. medications, actual remedy, prayer—nothing was once operating. yet Dr. Maciunas was once a pioneer in deep mind stimulation (DBS), a brand new treatment that had labored to right different mind issues. may it repair Matovic’s Tourette’s? All Matovic needed to do used to be persuade Dr. Maciunas that he was once an ideal candidate for the technique. That, and feature numerous electric leads—a “brain pacemaker”—implanted into his skull. writer Jim Fussell is uniquely certified to inform Matovic’s story—he suffers from Tourette Syndrome in addition. Fussell’s task as a function author for the Kansas urban megastar introduced him involved with Oprah Winfrey, who first informed him approximately Jeff Matovic, the “Miracle Man.” As Fussell realized approximately Matovic’s awesome trip, he vowed to hunt him out. this can be their tale.
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His mother said in a soothing voice. Tears rolled down his face. “I miss you and Dad,” he said. ” The nurse would put a thermometer in his mouth. Sometimes he would cup his hands to his mouth and blow warm air to try to make the thermometer heat up. It didn’t work. His mother consoled him. “Jeffrey Paul, calm down,” she’d say. “Take a cool cloth and wipe your face and just listen. Now that you’ve calmed down, I want you to stay at school. ” He hated that line. A couple hours? Was she crazy? “Sometimes your dad doesn’t feel like going to work.
Tears rolled down his face. “I miss you and Dad,” he said. ” The nurse would put a thermometer in his mouth. Sometimes he would cup his hands to his mouth and blow warm air to try to make the thermometer heat up. It didn’t work. His mother consoled him. “Jeffrey Paul, calm down,” she’d say. “Take a cool cloth and wipe your face and just listen. Now that you’ve calmed down, I want you to stay at school. ” He hated that line. A couple hours? Was she crazy? “Sometimes your dad doesn’t feel like going to work.
Health. 2. —Health. 3. Tourette syndrome— Patients—United States—Biography. 4. Tic disorders—Patients—United States—Biography. I. Matovic, Jeffrey P. II. Title. 8’3—dc23 2012046321 Interior design: PerfecType, Nashville, TN Printed in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 For anyone who’s ever had an impossible dream WE ARE PROFOUNDLY grateful and indebted to the late Dr. Robert Maciunas (1955–2011) for his incredible skill and intelligence, his enduring commitment and creativity, and his remarkable sensitivity and empathy.