Hi, I’m Cassidy and I have a very real condition called PANS. I am not sure what it stands for. All I know is that it has something to do with microplasma which is in your blood. What happens is when the microplasma rises it causes me to get very nervous.
When I get very nervous sometimes I get so scared that I can’t go to school. It is very serious.
I hope you all know that my family has been with me through thick and thin. So have my friends. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them. I can’t thank them enough. All the doctors that have stuck with me all these years to help me.
It has been a long dark tunnel but I am beginning to see the light. It has been 4 years.
Thank you so much for all the people who have helped me regain my strength. Thank you to all of my supporters. Thank you so much.
Editor’s Note: Cassidy is a 13 year old Middle Schooler, who has been dealing with this condition for 4 years. She has had to change schools, be homeschooled, and really struggle on a daily basis. This illness is real, her family has and continues to fight to be heard, get the treatment their daughter needs as well as managing life for their other child and all that comes their way daily. As many who have a member in their home with a special need, we know how each day brings unknown challenges. The Watts family has been an integral part of helping to raise awareness and advocate for not only their daughter, but so many others.
Today is World PANS/PANDAS Awareness Day, let’s spread this all over to continue to educate.
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