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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help fund specialist sensory equipment for our little princess Matilda

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On the 29th of June 2016 I had one of the happiest moments of my life, my beautiful little princess, Matilda, was born.

After Matilda had come home she had been developing perfectly, she was ahead of all her milestones and had just had her first laugh. At 4 months old Matilda began to have seizures, panicked and in distress we rushed her to hospital. After a 3 week stay we had been told that these seizures had nothing to do with her cyst, which we thought were causing the problem, only to be told that Matilda has 1 of 2 conditions these were Infantile Spasms and Ohtahara Syndrome (I will post links to both these conditions below). Basically we had been told that our daughter has rather an 80% chance of not developing any further and possibly regressing or would have seizures which would be very difficult to control and that she would essentially have a limited life span, of which most children do not live past the age of 2 years old.

We where and still are completely devastated, to see our beautiful little girl slowly become more and more subdued. She used to smile every time someone looked at her and now its rare to catch even one smile a week. We have recently seen another specialist who has told us that the future looks very poor for our little girl. The first line of medication has not worked and we are desperately trying new types of medications and trials to try and find some type of solace for our little baby. She is still having around 100 to 200 seizures per day.

We have spoken to specialist nurses and doctors who have explained the best way we can help Matilda. They have said that Sensory toys are excellent for helping to promote development and as Tilly is already falling behind this is more important than ever. Please if you can help us or even pray for our little girl we would really appreciate it!

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/syndromes/west-syndrome-infantile-spasms

https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/syndromes/ohtahara-syndrome


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  • Amy Sheasmith

    Amy Sheasmith

    2 days ago

    Amy Sheasmith

    Hello everyone, Myself and my wife just wanted to extend our thanks to you all! Your are all such amazing and altruistic people! We cannot express our gratitude enough. I know Matilda will get such a boost from all of the sensory toys and equipment you have enabled her to buy! We are looking at setting up a FaceBook page to keep everyone updated with Tilda's progress, if you would like to follow I will try post the link here. We have decided to close this page at 8pm tonight, once again I would like to thank you all for your support!

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  • Amy Sheasmith

    Amy Sheasmith

    7 days ago

    Amy Sheasmith

    Hello everyone! I cannot believe it we have reached our goal so fast!!! You are all such amazing people thank you so much! It means the world to our little girl. From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much !!!

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  • Amy Sheasmith

    Amy Sheasmith

    8 days ago

    Amy Sheasmith

    Hello every! Just wanted to post some trials we are applying for and speaking to our Paediatric Neurologists about possibly enrolling Matilda onto. https://ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/trials/trial-details/trial-details?trialNumber=NCT02205931 - Ketogenic Diet in Infants With Epilepsy (KIWE) http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/clinical-trials/pages/clinical-trial-details.aspx?TrialId=NCT02523183&Condition=Cannabis&pn=1&Rec=1&CT=1&Countries=All%20Countries - The Use of Medicinal Cannabinoids as Adjunctive Treatment for Medically Refractory Epilepsy

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  • Glynis Hamlett

    Glynis Hamlett

    Dec 6, 2016

    All the luck and love in the world to you and your beautiful daughter (Stephanie's mum)

    £10.00

  • Helen &Pete Edge

    Helen &Pete Edge

    Dec 2, 2016

    £20 from Betty & Jim Prew

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  • Amy Sheasmith

    Amy Sheasmith

    Dec 2, 2016

    This £10 pounds is from Jack and Gladys (great grandparents)next door's neighbours Val and Les

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