his book is about one family’s journey with PANS (Pediatric Auto-Immune Neuro-Psychiatric Syndrome). PANS is an illness that is conservatively believed to affect more than 160,000 children in the United States alone. PANS is devastating, but it is only one of the many Shadow Syndromes today’s children face. Because Shadow Syndromes display symptoms that mirror a variety of known illnesses, but fit neatly into none of them, parents are often left to either accept an incorrect diagnosis for their child or to receive no definitive diagnosis at all. This is the story of one family unwilling to settle for either of these things. They are Anyfamily- and this is Anychild’s story.