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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July warrior – Jaxon.

Jaxon’s story – as told by his mum Emma, highlights the difficulty in getting swift action when infantile spasms are suspected, even in children known to be at increased risk of developing them because of an underlying condition. UKIST supports worried parents like Emma to advocate for rapid diagnosis and treatment for their children. One […]

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UKIST warrior of the month – June

Our ‘warrior’ this month is the lovely Tristan, his story is told by his dad Adrian, who is now one of our network of regional parent ambassadors. It illustrates why our focus at UKIST is on raising awareness within the medical profession to speed up diagnosis – as delayed diagnosis affects long term outcomes.   […]

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AGM 2019 Minutes

Our third UKIST AGM was held on Saturday 4th May 2019. UKIST was set up by a group of UK based parents whose children had suffered or were suffering with Infantile Spasms. All Trustees are volunteers who dedicate their time to the charity around their working and home lives with the united goal of wanting […]

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UKIST autumn grants awarded

UKIST are delighted to announce that we have been able to award a series of grants totalling £3551 to help seven families with equipment or therapies for their children affected by infantile spasms. This is the second round of grants awarded in 2018, and one of our previous recipients had this to say about how […]

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Hard won victory

Penny’s mum Dayna tells us about their battle “Our IS journey hasn’t been easy, to say the least. Penny was diagnosed at 9 weeks old and we quickly found out that all the typical meds used to treat infantile spasms weren’t going to work for her. The cause of her seizures was a cortical dysplasia […]

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