IVIG Care Packages for PANS PANDAS

High School Community Service Project

Ivig care pacakages pans pandas aspireASPIRE is so excited to introduce you to Samantha, a mighty PANS PANDAS fighter! She, like so many others, endured years of searching for the correct treatment. IVIg was a game-changer for her. Now she is a vibrant, healthy high schooler who wants to give back to the community. For her high school community service project, she is sending care packages to other kids undergoing IVIg treatments for PANS PANDAS!

ASPIRE is so proud of Samantha’s PANS PANDAS advocacy work!

My name is Samantha and I’m 16 years old, living in southern Florida. I was diagnosed with PANDAS when I was 7 years old after I had a strep throat infection. It took 5 years for me to finally get proper treatment, and now I’m recovered. It was a difficult journey, and one of the recurring treatments I got was IVIg infusion therapy. I remember how scared I was, and how much I wished that I knew other kids with PANS/PANDAS so I wouldn’t feel so alone. For my high school community service project, I decided I wanted to reach out to other kids going through IVIg treatments to help them not feel so alone. I’m sending out gift bags to other kids because I want to help make their experience during IVIg day a little better. If you know of someone getting IVIg, please contact me so that I can send them a little PANDAS love in a package!

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4 comments to IVIG Care Packages for PANS PANDAS

  1. Marilyn
    March 23, 2021

    What a lovely way to help others. You are a very special young woman.

  2. Claire
    March 26, 2021

    This makes me so happy, thank you for choosing this as your project.

  3. lisi gheewalla
    March 29, 2021

    So so kind of you. My daughter felt alone too. I’m so glad you are feeling healthy!

  4. Laura
    May 15, 2021

    This project could only come from a compassionate and loving young lady like you who understands how important a care package filled with love can be during treatment. Watching you bravely go through your journey from the beginning and seeing how far you’ve come proves you have the experience to know what would make it easier.


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