Sunday, June 06, 2010

I need all your help PLEASE.

Pepsi is giving away millions to fund great ideas It's called Pepsi Refresh project.
As alot of you my 8 year old daughter Sweet Pea has just been diagnosed with PANDAS. There is a group of parents with children who have PANDAS who has created a group to win some of this money Pepsi is giving away.. but in order to get the money we need to have the most votes. the groups is called. Parents on behalf of Dr.Cunningham's P.A.N.D.A.S. research

Dr. Cunningham is a research director at the Univ. of Oklahoma. She has been tirelessly researching the autoimmune process involved in PANDAS. She is on the verge of a medical breakthrough, which will help 1000's of children suffering with tics, ocd, etc. receive the proper diagnosis and treatment.
If your wondering what exactly is PANDAS.. read below.

P.A.N.D.A.S.(Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Assoc. with Strep)When a child contracts strep, antibodies that are aimed to kill the strep turn on the child and begin to ATTACK THEIR BRAIN causing inflammation. This swelling causes dramatic behavior changes. A once "normal" child suddenly has OCD, tics, high anxiety, sensory issues, and more. Most doctors are not aware of the complexity of PANDAS, how it presents itself, or how to treat it. This may lead to a misdiagnosis of clinical OCD, TS, or other mental disorders. Imagine a childhood of unnecessary psychotropic meds, suffering, and unanswered questions. With CORRECT DIAGNOSIS and treatment, remission is possible!We need this grant to fund Dr. Cunningham's study because it gives hope for correct diagnosis and treatment of this alarming disorder.Please help these kids and REFRESH the RESEARCH! Vote Project P.A.N.D.A.S!
My little girl.. is suffering from this.. every time she comes in contact with strep.. she doesn't even have to get totally sick herself.. just just has to be around it pick up a little bit of it and her body starts making these antibodies that then turn on her brain and really messes her up.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take the time to go and vote every day for Project P.A.N.D.A.S.. to help all the children just like my Little Sweet Pea.
To Vote Click HERE
You should see the Project P.A.N.D.A.S. link it will have a spot to vote for this idea.. click it.. when you do it will ask you to either sign into your facebook account or give and email address(just so you can't vote ten hundred times in a day) then it will take you back to the link to click on the vote for this idea button again.. click it and it will count your vote..
We need all the votes we can get..
or go to in the search type in pandas and it will take you to the voting link for it..

Please help my Sweet Pea and all the children like her and vote.
And Please Please pass this on to everyone you know so they can vote also.. or send them over her to read about it and then vote..
I Thank you all for your help from the bottom of my heart..

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Jodi said...

I voted, and have a link to your post on my facebook, and will write up a blog spot later today!


I voted and will everyday till you win.

If you could also do me the favor regarding the voting for Gooseberry Patch's Preview Party... the information is on yesterday's post on my blog.