Tourette's Syndrome Kept Couple From Holding Hands - Until Now

Andrew Joannou says his severe tics ceased after undergoing deep brain stimulation.
3:00 | 02/14/14

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This Valentine's Day there is only one thing that injured two -- who wants to do walk hand in hand and my wife. Even though they've been married for thirteen years and Andrew and his wife Amy had never been able to go for a walk holding hands. That's because in who is one of 200000. Americans. Diagnosed with severe -- Max syndrome. His -- would cause him to curse and yell skit and jerked uncontrollably. Floridians who loved. -- never seemed like a possibility. I had dreams. They're all sit down and married a white -- -- here. She's -- but then -- met a stranger. Who wanted to set him up on a date us. -- that haven't been able find someone who can look past the -- And loved me for me. My mom says given that my daughter yet. Within a year Amy and in -- were married. But with just threats even walking down the -- was a challenge. And holding -- hand while doing it was impossible. We've always hand in hand to -- me. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- After a lifetime of suffering and who came to the mount Sinai hospital. And learned of the surgery that was still new for two rats deep brain stimulation. -- -- yeah yeah. Pay -- -- Hillary two leads were implanted in his brain wires run to boundaries implanted in his chest. -- -- brain pacemaker. The results have been incredible when it works and it is seen miracles from this tennis and on this Valentine's Day Amy Canadians have already gotten. -- -- -- Andrew says that 95%. Of his symptoms are now gone. This is of course brain surgery and with that comes certain risks up to 3% of people experienced brain hemorrhage is. -- Andrew says he was so determined to find relief. At that never even factored into his mind. Lawn and -- ABC news New York.

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