Suicide survivor and Tourette Syndrome advocate brings message of tolerance to local schools

What: Teen advocate for tolerance and acceptance to speak to Bay Village students

When: February 28, 2014. 8:00am and 9:00am (two sessions of 200+ students)

Where: Bay Village Schools. (27725 Wolf Road Bay Village, Ohio 44140)

Please check in at front desk

Contact: Media: Robert Felber – (216) 299-3361 or RobFelber@nextfornonprofits.com

Onsite: Lisa Bachman – (216) 570-3243

Special Media Notes:


– Live presentation by Justin Bachman, host of the 3rd

– Justin, a 16 year old Solon High School student has spoken to dozens of schools

– His message is inspirational. Justin reaches teens in a way only a teen can

– Justin and his family’s nonprofit Honor Good Deeds present the Tolerance Fair on March 9th, Cleveland Convention Center from 1-5 pm. The FREE event draws hundreds of organizations and over 3,000 attendees

– More information at www.honorgooddeeds.com #tolerancefair  annual Tolerance Fair

Justin’s story: Justin Bachman was disqualified from a school invitational cross country meet in 2010 because officials perceived he had a behavioral problem. Often, when Justin was out in public, his behavior caused people to stare. What these people didn’t know was that Justin has Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements, and vocalizations called tics. Aware of the intolerance that surrounded him, Justin knew he couldn’t be alone in feeling this way. He believed there were others like him, different, who must be facing the same kind of prejudice he was.