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Young woman with severe Tourette’s becomes disability ambassador

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<p>A young Queensland woman with one of the world's most severe cases of Tourette's syndrome is using her life experience to help others.</p>

A young Queensland woman with one of the world's most severe cases of Tourette's syndrome is using her life experience to help others.

Australia first met Bianca Saez on 60 Minutes more than a decade ago when the Sunshine Coast teenager and her family were grappling with the impacts of the disease.

The show caught up with the now 27-year-old again last year when she revealed she had everything she wanted – except a job.

Six months later, Ms Saez is working as the ambassador for diversity and disability at employment training agency Designer Life.

"I talk about all the barriers I've been through, how I was able to overcome them and was able to get a job," Ms Saez told 9News.

"I went from just laying on my couch, eating, sleeping, that was all my days would ever be.

"It's improved my mental health, my motivation, it's just improved my whole life."

Designer Life chief executive Leisa Roberts said she was instantly motivated to track Ms Saez down after seeing her story on 60 Minutes.

"As soon as she walks into the room the students are, you know, captivated," Ms Roberts told 9News.

Ms Saez now works three days a week, speaking to groups of more than 100 students.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/bianca-saez-woman-with-severe-tourettes-becomes-disability-ambassador-queensland-news/680db8f4-49fb-431d-8067-09972a571108

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