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For the better part of her life, Teagan, 10, has suffered from PANDAS, an autoimmune disorder that sets in abruptly and causes on-and-off, debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder, tics, rages, depression, and a host of other psychological, neurological and motor symptoms.

Last year, PANDAS advocates across Massachusetts won a major battle when the Legislature approved a bill to force insurers to cover treatments, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars — all of that is out of pocket — for families like Teagan’s.