From an anonymous PANS mom…. The details of our story are important, and yet not necessarily unique. There are too many families whose stories share the same refrain…just slightly different verses to the same song. After too many long, painful years suffering in silence, and medical and psychological professionals unable

We could really use your support. If you’re unfamiliar with who we are, PRAI stands for Pediatric Research and Advocacy Initiative. You might recognize us from our work in North Carolina and Virginia. But after raising $150k in 90 days last year, we made a major shift towards becoming a


At 27 years old, my life has been flipped upside down by a new, albeit correct diagnosis: PANS.  It stands for Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. My psychiatrist figured out I had PANS after a long bout with mono caused me to have extreme psychiatric symptoms.  And strangely, when I took anti-inflammatories such