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The moment that brought Carrie Bickmore to tears on The Project

By Ally Parker May 16, 2018

So sad!

Carrie Bickmore was moved to tears on The Project last night and honestly, there probably wasn't a dry eye in the house.

The segment which prompted the reaction involved a 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome.

Cameron touched viewers with his story of perserverance admit verbal and non-verbal tics.

While admitting his tics had led to suicidal thoguhts, the young boy showed remarkable emotional intelligence throughout the six minute segment.

“I’d just like to say I hope whoever’s watching this will [take] this chance to understand that if you see someone in public swearing or body movements or sounds, just leave them, because there’s a really high possibility that they could have Tourette’s,” Cameron said.

Carrie, channelling legit everyone's feelings, wiped away tears as the piece ended.

“Sorry, I hate seeing any kid have to struggle through anything, but he’s so freaking remarkable and so eloquent,” she said/

“To just feel like there are days when he questions his place on the planet, because of the way people respond.

“We shouldn’t be in a world where we have to say if you see us don’t do this, if you see us don’t do that — like who are we as humans that we have those reactions?”

According to Tourette Syndrome Association Australia

"Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life."

It is classified by rapid, repetitive and involuntary muscle movements and vocalisations called “tics”, and often involves behavioural difficulties. The TSAA also advise that the variety and complexity of tics or tic-like symptoms that can be seen in TS is enormous.

Image: The Project / Channel Ten

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