My little girl Berkley has always been tough, she’s lived through two open heart surgeries and we thought all the bad times were behind us. But when she turned 9 she started getting horrible dizzy spells out of nowhere. We had her eyes and ears check and they all were

Excerpt from speech I have spent the last 8 weeks contemplating how to put everything I want to say to you in 3 minutes. Frankly, it would take 10 minutes just to go through the list of doctors, diets and procedures Aiden went through during our journey. So, I thought

Lily before treatment and after Our daughter, Lily woke up one morning in January with what we thought was a typical stomach bug. But something was different. Our girl was different. Something happened. It was anything but typical. Little did we know, our life was about to spin out of

I​ ​had​ ​what​ ​most​ ​people​ ​would​ ​call​ ​a​ ​”normal​ ​childhood.”​ ​I​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​a​ ​nice,​ ​clean​ ​house​ ​in​ ​Charlotte,​ ​North Carolina​ ​with​ ​two​ ​loving​ ​parents​ ​that​ ​were​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​large​ ​family.​ ​I​ ​was​ ​well-liked​ ​by​ ​children​ ​and​ ​adults​ ​alike​ ​(or so​ ​I​ ​was​ ​told).​ ​All​ ​I​ ​wanted​ ​was​

(Excerpt from speech) So, in thinking about what I wanted to say today, I decided that I wanted to tell you what I wished someone had told me when I was sick. When I was dealing with PANDAS, I didn’t have someone to talk to who’d been through it and

My son, Grayson, was diagnosed with PANDAS in January of 2017 while we were living in Raleigh, NC. Our journey to the diagnosis was short and surprising. He was a very healthy, active, and easy going five year old and overnight developed a behavior that seemed a lot like an