Personal Stories

A letter to my 14 year old self
A letter to my 14 year old self

Our friend gave ASPIRE permission to share this letter to her 14-year-old self. Many of us know how it feels to be too affected by PANS/PANDAS/BGE to go to school. We have felt how scary it is to...

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A PANS PANDAS Recovery Poem
A PANS PANDAS Recovery Poem

8 years ago, I was diagnosed with Pandas 7 years ago, I wobbled on my feet 6 years ago, I moved forward with my life 5 years ago, I realized why I was different 4 years ago, I didn’t let it break...

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Hold Onto Hope!
Hold Onto Hope!

At the age of 8, my life, as it was, was taken in a week of sickness because of the flu. I woke up with hallucinations, severe OCD, and ADHD-like symptoms. I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I...

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Healing from PANDAS is possible
Healing from PANDAS is possible

Carrie knows firsthand how much PANS PANDAS can take a toll on parents and the family. She shares her story to let other parents know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and during the healing...

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