Teenager Shows How Tourette's Can Be Battled With a Positive Attitude

Zohaib Ahmed
May 10, 2014: Becca Calla's story shows professional help and proper education at a young age can greatly help reduce the stigma attached to mental issues.


Sometimes, a positive attitude can make a huge difference and help turn around an extremely adverse situation. No matter how bad you have it, a bit of positivity and happiness can greatly improve your condition.

This is the story of Becca Calla, a girl who has had to experience the sad twist and turns of fate that most children never have to. Despite being diagnosed with multiple illnesses including, Tourettes Syndrome, OCD, Pervasive Mental Disorder, and ADHD, Becca has become a beacon of happiness, lighting up the days of all around her.

She has dealt with so many problems in her young life. Up until the age of 16, her condition remained a mystery to everyone but then she was finally diagnosed with the aforementioned mental conditions, Becca immediately got the professional help she needed. This helped her become the energetic and vibrant girl she is today.

She has learned to play the violin and is now an aspiring musician. Check out her story in the video at the top of the page. Then, return back here to see her play the violin she loves so much:

Oh, and she can bust some dance moves as well. Check her out dancing to Bonnie Tyler's "I Need a Hero":