About Heather

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by!  If you are here, chances are good that you are a parent.  I am also guessing that you know the important responsibility of this “job”!  And you may even feel overwhelmed at times by the enormity of it all, I know I do from time to time!


 

Heather and her boys

Me and my two boys when they were young!

I am the mother of two wonderful boys!  I spent the first four years of my oldest son’s life (the first two and a half years of my youngest son’s life) at home.  Then my husband and I switched and I went back to work in the classroom as a special education teacher and my husband came home.  Boy was that a lot of transitioning!

Fast forward seven years and our lives changed again.  My oldest son contracted PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome).  This is a horrific autoimmunity that turned our lives upside down!  You can learn about PANS here, and I encourage you to do so and share with the world!  The short story is that I needed to come home to care for our son, so my husband went back into the work world.  More transition.  After a year and a half of pursuing a variety of medical treatments, our son is healing and we are in a place where we can breathe again.  He is not back to base line, but I can begin to think about myself again and my passions while I continue to care for him.  This has lead me to my current endeavor of working from home, finding balance in my life, and sharing what I’ve learned and continue to learn about health and wellness with others.  The prospect of continuing to care for my son, keeping the home front running, AND pursuing my passions while earning an income is what I want and is probably what you want too.


My challenge was that I had plenty of ideas, things I wanted to share, but no direction or format for sharing.  Then the concept of utilizing the internet to share my  passions and what I have learned was presented to me and it all came together.  As I continue to realize my dreams, my potential, and make a difference, I want to help you do the same too!

6 thoughts on “About Heather

  1. Hi Heather, my 13 year old son is being treats for PANSat The Stanford Clinic. We live in Park City and he got sick in the Bay Area 4 years ago but was triggered in July to be diagnosed with PANS. I Amin the process of reading your book, which is amazing. I am going to use your recommended letter to help appeal our insurance denial for IVIG. I am living your past nightmare and am sorry you and your family also went through this. Thank you for the book and the references. You are amazing!
    Health and healing,
    Lauren

    • Thank you for your kind words Lauren. I am so sorry your family is living this hell and glad that the resources can be useful. Wishing your family health and ease. Keep me posted how progress goes. Warmly, Heather

  2. Hi Heather,

    Its incredible what is happening and connecting with other people in the same situation. Our son Michael contracted PANS about 10 weeks ago and its been a nightmare ever since. He is 8 years old and he’s been struggling with rage and baby talk ever since. We had never heard of PANS/PANDAS until now but wow, this has turned our world upside down. I figured I would reach out and connect with as many people in the same situation as possible. Family, friends and the school are very supportive but they don’t truly understand! We didn’t know where to turn but have now been seeing Dr. Gedroic, an integrative doctor in Morristown, NJ. She’s Harvard trained and says she can cure him. He’s been going for IV treatments (not IVIG) and is on different courses of supplements. He also did antibiotics, Advil and Prednisone. We’re hoping and praying for results. This has put a huge strain on him, us and our 15 year old son and 7 year old daughter. Financially its a huge drain as none of these doctors accept insurance. Thank you for writing this book and sharing your story. I think there’s a lot more work to do to educate people and find a cure for this horrible disease.

    • Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m so sorry your family is living this hell, but grateful you have found answers. Please keep us posted of progress! Wishing your family helath and ease. Warmly, Heather

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