Back to school….

September is an exciting (and anxious) time of year for many of our families as their children start a new school or nursery or move to the next step. This feels like a milestone for all families but particularly for children who have faced such huge challenges in their early years. This September we will […]

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Our August warrior – sunshine boy Leo!

Leonardo was born in May 2021. Leo arrived two weeks early and was a very healthy size at birth. Everything seemed great with his development and he seemed to hit milestones early. Around the October time Leo started to change a little. He started to get very irritable and in the evening would spend a […]

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Our July warrior Rosa

Rosa was born in July 2019 with no complications. She hit all her milestones and was a super happy settled baby. In February 2020 at about 5 months old she developed what I thought then was an eye twitch when she was just about to fall asleep or on awakening. Over the next three weeks […]

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Our June warrior – Otis

June 2023 is upon us… Otis is turning 2, and reflecting on his life so far I can say that the pathway his life has taken was a million miles from what we thought would happen. As parents to two older adopted children who both have special needs, and some physical disabilities, we really don’t […]

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Marvellous marathon runners!

UKIST would like to say a huge thank you to Ben and Emily our London Marathon 2023 finishers! We are so grateful for your efforts and fundraising – between them Ben and Emily raised over £3000 for the charity. If you are inspired by our fabulous fundraisers and would like to attempt a challenge for […]

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May – Aaron the ninja warrior!

Mr Gorgeous Aaron’s story is written by his mum, Polly. My first nickname for our Aaron. Looking at him with his gorgeous head of curly hair, beautiful eyes and smile he was our Mr Gorgeous, smiley son, much wanted and loved curly boy. He is turning 9 on 27th May and is still completely gorgeous […]

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Our April warrior courageous Cove

Cove’s story is written by her mum Pasha.  It all started September 2021, Cove our perfect little girl was just 4 months old. Cove was full of a cold and I know it’s not unusual for babies to be unwell, especially as she has an older brother. I noticed Cove’s body began to make a […]

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UKIST has appointed a new trustee – introducing Louise.

UKIST are delighted to announce that Louise Derbyshire was appointed as a trustee at our recent AGM in Birmingham.   I’m Louise and this is George.   George was born in October 2019 and at around 6 months old, he started becoming irritable and upset everyday. He also became increasingly drowsy, fussy and no longer […]

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