Newly elected Jumaane Williams didn't let Tourette's stand in his way-now wants to help others

EXCERPT: Flatbush community organizer Jumaane Williams - who toppled incumbent City Councilman Kendall Stewart in last week's primary - is used to standing up for himself.

Williams was diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome as a teenager growing up in Brooklyn, and spent years battling school bureaucrats who wanted him out of gifted classes and into special ed.

For more, read this New York Daily News profile.

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