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Tourette's syndrome is a mysterious disorder—to scientists and the general public. Amanda, Jasper and Colin chose to be in HBO's documentary, I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me, so they could show everyone that children with their disease are just like every other kid in school.

Jasper: We're average human beings with a drawback.

Colin: We put on our pants the same way that everybody else does. Except maybe sometimes we're shaking our head or saying "metal."

Amanda: I wanted people to know that we [are] just as normal as any other kid that walks in the school each day. We dress the same. We do things the same. I just want people to know that people with Tourette's … they're not different. They're just plain old regular people.
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FROM: Medical Mystery: The Mermaid Girl Miracle
Published on November 08, 2005

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