Infantile Spasms Awareness Week 1-7th December 2020

Pssst… did you know that ‘Infantile Spasms Awareness Week 2020’ starts on Tuesday? UKIST are proud to be an official partner of the Infantile Spasms Action Network (ISAN), and with 32 other international charities and organisations, we’ll be raising much-needed awareness to ‘STOP’ infantile spasms and improve the lives of thousands of children. Over the […]

Read More…

Our November warrior – Luke

Luke was diagnosed with IS at 6.5mo and out of the blue the life ahead of him we thought he’d have became so uncertain. We had so many questions that can only be answered by time passing, making it all so much harder to process and move forward. Luke was diagnosed quickly thanks to video […]

Read More…

October warrior – a grandparents perspective.

When I found out Sammie, our youngest daughter, was pregnant I had mixed emotions. Pure joy at the prospect of a new addition to our family but I felt a tinge of apprehension. I am sure all of our family felt this too. In 2014 our eldest daughter Manda gave birth to Ivy Florence. Ivy […]

Read More…

September warrior – Joey’s story.

On the 11th of June 2017 Joey Silke arrived after a healthy pregnancy and a drug free natural birth. We were thrilled as was his older sister Molly. Joey was like every other baby development wise and was sleeping through the night from 4 weeks old. At 6 months old I noticed some odd movements, […]

Read More…

New scheme for supportive seating for our warriors.

This gorgeous gang are eight of the twenty-two UKIST warriors that have so far been provided with CushiTush seats. Many of our babies struggle with delayed gross motor skills after treatment for IS, and this supportive seating allows babies without full trunk control to sit up and practise fine motor skills (otherwise known as playing!) […]

Read More…

UKIST granted national lottery community funding!

We’re extremely pleased to share some exiting news! UKIST has secured some much-needed funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund 🌟 One of UKIST’s core ambitions is to provide a network of support to parents and carers with children affected by infantile spasms. In this Covid19 pandemic, we […]

Read More…

August warrior – Harry

Harry’s story so far is told by his mum Rebecca. Harry was my second baby. I had a totally normal pregnancy, which was actually easier than the first! Delivery, again, seemed totally normal. I had a lovely water birth and, once slow labour had peaked, he was delivered very quickly at 12:25am on the 1st […]

Read More…

July warrior – Noah

Noah’s story is told by his mum, Amy. Noah’s nickname is Pickle, and no nickname could be more accurate for this little warrior! He is a cheeky little monkey, who has been a Pickle since the moment of conception! This is our story. Throughout my whole pregnancy I suffered hyperemesis gravidarum (extreme morning sickness). At […]

Read More…

Top