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.