South Shore families turn struggle to diagnose, treat rare disease into statewide movement

BOSTON – “Our kids were super-social, playdates all the time, very independent. … They were leading this happy-go-lucky life surrounded by friends,” said Kim Panton, of Duxbury, recalling the days before her children fell victim to a rare disease known as PANDAS. “Then suddenly, they just couldn’t leave my side. … Socialization stopped completely, and their lives shut down.”

Patriot Ledger. By Katherine Sabido

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