On December 24, 2016 our precious 13 year old son took his life due to complications from PANDAS/PANS. The reason for this is lack awareness, lack of education in the medical community and delayed treatment due to late diagnosis. No parent should ever lose a child to this disease that affects so many, yet doesn't get the attention and recognition it deserves. Max was a normal functioning, healthy, beautiful, baby boy who was stolen from us by this disease. Before he was diagnosed (less than 1 year ago), he suffered with every PANS symptom for years. He acquired many diagnosis. He received many treatments for those diagnosis and NONE of them worked. It is our mission and calling by God to bring awareness to as many as we can reach. It is our desire to stand by others to fight and get the treatment that they need. We do not want to see another child lose his/her life to this disease. We do not want to put a monetary limit on what God can do. PANDAS/PANS has so affected our family that our passion is for others who suffer. We will be forever changed because of this tragedy and we may have lost the battle but we will not stop fighting for others.