January warrior – Arthur’s story

This month’s warrior is Arthur – his story is told by his dad Andrew. After a healthy pregnancy, our son, Arthur, was born at term by emergency Caesarean, following unexplained HIE (severe oxygen deprivation). He was given a blood transfusion, resuscitated and transferred to NICU where he was given hypothermic cooling for 72 hours to […]

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Fantastic fundraisers dancing for UKIST!

    We would like to say a massive thank you to Dayna Teehan, her beautiful daughter Penny and the staff and children of Small Steps Montessori Nursery and Tigers Childcare Preschool Ongar who held a series of events during ISAW including a funday, danceathon, breakfast and facepainting and raised a massive €1230 for UKIST. […]

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Christmas wreaths for a good cause

UKIST would like to say a massive thank you to Diane Hodgetts who organised a wreath-making workshop to raise funds for UKIST in honour of her grandson Harry. Harry had infantile spasms when he was 3 months old and although he is spasm free at 3 years old, he continues to have various developmental issues […]

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Our November warrior – Kayden’s story

Kayden’s story has been written by his mum Stephanie-Leigh.   This is our little warrior’s story. Kayden is only ten months old and has already been through so much. I started to notice little head drops when Kayden was four months old. We were initially turned away by the doctors saying he was just gaining […]

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The Summit Club – They did it !!

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU  to Sacha Rehmat, Adrian Tisi, Stuart Taylor, Robert White and Chris Sidwell Smith – aka The Summit Club from Palo Alto Networks who on Wednesday 18th September took on the mammoth challenge of climbing Ben Nevis.for UKIST. We cannot thank these guys enough! Every penny raised […]

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September Warrior – Maia

I’d like to introduce you to my beautiful Maia. She is my much longed for 3rd baby (although she has recently also become a big sister herself!). She was born at 39 weeks by elective c-section and it was a lovely, complication free birth. From day 1 she was such a content, happy little girl […]

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August warrior – Charlie’s story

At 10 weeks old our son Charlie was diagnosed with infantile spasms and West Syndrome, but after numerous tests and scans no cause could be found. He began treatment with prednisolone and vigabatrin which really helped and he was initially spasm free with a clear EEG. Apart from the side effects of the steroid with his puffy face and gaining weight faster […]

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Thank you to Brook Foods

Brook Food Processing Equipment 25th Anniversary charity donations hit £10,000 with June’s donation going to UKIST. As Brook Food reach the half way point of their silver anniversary celebrations, the chosen charity for June was the UK Infantile Spasms Trust. Brook Food Processing who pride themselves on being a family run business, for the second […]

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