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Check out our news section for success stories from our supporters, and see below for upcoming events you can get involved in.
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Fundraising success story
Chris Climbs Kilimanjaro
I have just returned from trekking up mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Epilepsy Research UK and UKIST (UK Infantile Spasms Trust). Both charities are very close to my heart because at 7 months old my son Edward was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms (IS) – a rare form of epilepsy that occurs in young children. Thanks to a new research study Edward responded very quickly to the recommended treatment and is now a cheeky little 2 year old and remains seizure free.
IS Awareness Week
1-7 December 2018
The international Infantile Spasms Awareness Week (ISAW) is held annually on December 1-7 and here at UKIST, we’re already busy making plans! We will be getting involved in the week with a range of activities designed to help raise awareness of the symptoms and impact of infantile spasms, including the launch of our brand new awareness video designed to help more families and medical professionals understand IS.
During ISAW 2017, the Infantile Spasms Action Network introduced the STOP infantile spasms mnemonic. With the mnemonic as the centerpiece for 2017 awareness, we can report that over 195 million were reached due to the collective efforts of ISAN.
Infantile Spasms Awareness Week 2018 promises to be even bigger and better, so watch this space!