By Patty Guerra
It only took a hug for Sarah Mascorro to figure out something was wrong with her little boy.
“I noticed his heartbeat was pumping really fast,” she said. Her son, Andrew, went through a series of tests that eventually found his thyroid was extremely overactive.
That was 14 years ago, and Andrew subsequently has been diagnosed with a series of afflictions that affect his autoimmune system: Graves’, Hashimoto’s and, most recently, Addison’s disease, which attacks the adrenal gland.