Thomas Ostric, 12, won a speaking role in his school play and performed flawlessly despite his Tourette's syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, earning him a CEC Yes I Can! Award. "The Yes I Can! Awards were developed to honor students who achieve despite their disabilities," says Lynda Van Kuren, CEC's senior director of communications. "With [Thomas'] outstanding accomplishments, perseverance, and hard work, he exemplifies the spirit of the Yes I Can! Awards."

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