This year, we are raising $15,000 to fund the research of the PANS lab that our post doc now works in. They told me that the #1 thing they need is money to fund science. So that's how we are going to help.
The reason we are so passionate about PANS is because of my friend, Ollie. Ollie got PANS when he was in kindergarten.
PANS stands for Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. Whew! What that means for Ollie is that he got a fever for a couple days, and it led to tons of really bad problems with his brain. First he had a lot of anxiety and couldn't sleep. Then he got muscle problems. Then it got so bad that he lost the ability to talk, do schoolwork, and even play the drums. Ollie was really good at the drums!
Ollie is a little better now and he can remember some of his words. But that's not enough. I miss my friend the way he used to be. And right now, no one knows how to cure him.
For Ollie to really get better, scientists need to do lots and lots of research and find better treatments for PANS. The Stanford PANS Clinic is one of the best research centers in the world for PANS, and we are helping them do as much research as possible.
We raise money by baking cookies, lots and lots of cookies. So far, we have baked and sold over 10,000 cookies.
^ These are some of the cookies we've baked.
Sometimes, we sell cookies at bake sales.
Sometimes, we sell cookies out of my old red wagon.
And sometimes, we mail cookies all over the country!
We work really hard because we want to help the scientists who are helping sick kids like Ollie get better. Can you help us?
Any size donation will help. Thank you and please help us spread the word.
All funds raised will go directly to the Stanford PANS Clinic. Thank you!!!