What is PANDAS/PANS?

According to the NIH, PANDAS/PANS is an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. The term is used to describe a subset of children and adolescents who have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders, and in whom symptoms worsen following strep. infections such as "Strep throat" and Scarlet Fever.  

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PANDAS Education PDF (Page 1)

PANDAS Education PDF (Page 2)

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The Story of Stefanos

The purpose of this site is to raise awareness of PANDAS/PANS through the life story of Stefanos.  Stefanos was twelve when his PANDAS/PANS symptoms began. Click the link below to read about Stefanos' journey.  Donations go toward research, treatment and education.  Thank you for your support.  Read

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Melina's Art Gallery 

Melina is the 12 year old sister of Stefanos.  She is a miraculous young artist with amazing artistic vision.  Her gallery of works highlights her talents and express the the emotions of dealing with a brother with PANDAS/PANS. You can order an original artwork from Melina.  Just indicate subject matter and size of painting.  Donations received go to the PANDAS/PANS fund for Stefanos.  Thank you.

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Help us raise awareness about PANDAS/PANS in schools, houses of worship, with therapists and pediatricians. Donate what you can below. Thank you.

OCTOBER 9, 2013 HAS BEEN DECLARED NATIONAL PANDAS DAY THANKS TO CHRISTINE AND STEFANOS. 

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Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Brooklyn, Staten Island

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Donations received will be used toward family expenses including Stefanos' medical and hospital bills, PANDAS/PANS research and other support services. For details please read the Story of Stefanos. Thank you for visiting our site and learning about our story.

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JOIN US FOR OUR NOVEMBER 2, 2013 Fundraising event at SMB Studio Arts, SI,NY    

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Understand more about Stefanos' journey by exploring our video section.  

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