LENDRI PURCELL, Founder of FACTS – Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxic Safety; Vice President of Jonas Philanthropies A year and a half ago, my quirky, spirited and brilliant 7-year-old son started to experience some very […]
PANDAS/PANS: Families Speak Out
Accounts from families dealing with PANDAS/PANS and related conditions help explain how devastating the symptoms are, convey successful therapies, and underscore the urgent need for clear diagnostic and treatment approaches.
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BY HOWIE’S MOM Our journey with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) started on May 2, 2014. My healthy 9-year-old son, Howie, came home with a sudden head-jerking movement. I asked what was wrong and he […]
CORY’S GRANDMOTHER, PAM Cory turned seven just before Christmas. He is now on his second 10-day round of antibiotics. Before the first round his little hands were red, chapped and almost bleeding from washing them […]
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By Ellen, mother of Tina Editor: Ellen’s story is shared to convey the serious symptoms and struggles that can occur with an infection-triggered neurological disorder, as well as the determination often needed to find help. […]
Luke’s determined mother wrote this account about PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) for ACN Latitudes. The family’s name is withheld on request. Luke was a typical, very good, happy baby. He […]
By Ian’s mother, Nancy After our son had spent a few exceptionally stressful days in 1st grade, my husband and I noticed his little hands were red and raw. A quick phone consult with his […]
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