Dollars 4 Tic Scholars: Get to Know Chelsea, Part 2: Tourette Syndrome and Comedy

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Tourette's Coverage

Everyone loves comedy. Check out our first post about how Chelsea White got involved in stand-up by clicking here. But isn’t poking fun at Tourette Syndrome taboo? Read on! D4TS:  Some people might think that making humorous observations about Tourette Syndrome is inappropriate. How do you approach this quandary with your shows? Chelsea: I think since I have Tourette that … Read More

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars: Get to Know Chelsea, Part 1: Starting in Comedy

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Non-Profit

Friday Nite with Chelsea White

Like Kelsey Diamantis, Chelsea White has Tourette Syndrome. We are so fortunate that she is going to be our fun entertainment for Dollars 4 Tic Scholar’s February 26 scholarship fundraiser, Friday Nite with Chelsea White! We thought it would be interesting to get to know Chelsea White – before the comedy event. We’ll post a series of short blogs with … Read More

#GivingTuesday – a Day of Giving on December 1, 2015

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Non-Profit

Many organizations took part in #GivingTuesday – 24 hours of philanthropy on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We are all consumed with Thanksgiving, then after that if you are a shopper or bargain hunter, Black Friday. This year there was also Small Business Saturday which encouraged support of local business, and then on Monday, deals screamed over the world wide web … Read More

My 2015 Camp Twitch and Shout Experience

Diane DiamantisAbout the Foundation, Blog Posts, Non-Profit

The Blog today is by VP and Co-Founder of Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, Kelsey Diamantis, who just donated her time and travel to be a counselor at Camp Twitch and Shout in Georgia in July 2015. Going back to camp was something I looked forward to all year. Coming home last summer had left me in a slump, depression, feeling … Read More

Announcing the Dollars 4 Tic Scholars 2015 Scholarship Recipients!

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Motivation

It is with extreme pleasure that Kelsey and I announce that thanks to generous donations from our friends and supporters all over the country, The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc. DBA Dollars 4 Tic Scholars this inaugural year was able to fund scholarships for three deserving college students! We received 21 applications for our scholarships for students with Tourette Syndrome … Read More

Latest Article A Good Summary of D4TS

Diane DiamantisAbout the Foundation, Blog Posts, Non-Profit

The latest press we have received at Dollars 4 Tic Scholars appeared in my mailbox this week – the June 2015 issue of the West Boca City News, Page 6! Written by Nicol Jenkins, the article tells why we started the organization and our latest activities. Check it out here (click the photo to make it larger) or visit www.coralspringscitynews.com and … Read More

Why are we Painting and Selling T-Shirts? Summer Camp!

Diane DiamantisAbout the Foundation, Blog Posts, Non-Profit

Who doesn’t love summer camp? At The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc., aka Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, we do! Our primary mission is to raise scholarship funds for college students who have Tourette Syndrome. But our secondary mission is for the younger kids! Every year, we have committed to sending two kids to summer camp – specifically, … Read More

Why Are College Scholarships Helpful for Students with Tourette Syndrome?

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Tourette's Coverage

Ever thought about why students with Tourette Syndrome might have extra costs associated with attending college? Or why Dollars 4 Tic Scholars is even necessary? I spoke to several parents of 17-year-olds in February when Kelsey and I attended the Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida’s annual Family Weekend 2015 in Brandon, Florida. They were enthusiastic when they learned about our … Read More

On Generosity & Our 2015 Scholarship Event

Diane DiamantisBlog Posts, Non-Profit

I looked up some quotes about Generosity. These are from my favorite quotes website, Brainyquotes.com: Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbour, your … Read More