Student learns Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to control Tourette’s
When Nico Libby was 10, debilitating seizures disrupted his life every day. The Libby family, living overseas at the time, then got the diagnosis: Tourette’s Syndrome.
They got on the first plane back to the United States. “We knew the United States would have the best care for Nico,” said Nico’s father Fritz Libby. ”We just wanted to come home.”
Yet it wasn’t so easy once the family moved to El Dorado Hills. Last year Nico still suffered anxiety attacks at Marina Village Middle School so severe his parents were called every school day for 52 straight days to help calm him down.
“It was ...