Windsor Ontario native Keith Bourne is walking the talk.
A businessman for most of his adult life, Keith was diagnosed with PTSD and put on medication to manage his symptoms. In 2009, he decided to pursue other options, and stopped the medication.
Then, about four years ago, Keith developed involuntary movements known as tics. He spent more and more time at home, becoming isolated, and sometimes experienced episodes so bad that he’d lose control of his hand and legs.
The medical professionals he consulted told him there was no hope. He was a unique case. ‘I became the guy everyone looked at,’ Keith says. Once again, he started looking for his own answers.
On July 31, Keith will set out from Cornwall and walk along Highway 2 to Kitchener, where he’s expected to arrive on August 15. His goal is make people aware of what it means to live with involuntary movements, and to raise money for the United Way (Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry) and March of Dimes Canada.