Hazel Alvero thought nothing of it at first, just a normal Uber trip to her destination — or so she thought.
When she stepped in, she noticed the “unusual movements” of the driver.
“Can I still cancel?” she thought to herself.
The next thing Alvero did was read the placard in front of her. “Next thought was, ‘Well if he can manage to get here safely, I guess it’s okay.'”
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.
In all honesty, she felt “worried of the sudden tics” however she noticed that her Uber driver wasn’t affected by his condition. “Kuya, galing niyo po mag-drive,” she told her driver Marlon, who she later reveals in the Facebook post. He smiled shyly in response.
Marlon tells Hazel he didn’t want to make his condition an excuse for not working. “He knows he is able, and driving helps him focus better,” she ends.