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The Daisy Garland charity was set up in November 2004 to keep Daisy's memory alive and to help other little children like her.

We fund an increasing number of Ketogenic Dietitians who work in National Health Hospitals treating hundreds of children with intractable epilepsy.

We are the only charity funding full-time Ketogenic Dietitians working within NHS hospitals nationwide - each dietitian costs up to £47,000 per annum. If you think you could help us fund our next Daisy Garland Ketogenic Dietitian go to HOW YOU CAN HELP. Be in touch today.

Epilepsy affects 1 in every 100 children in the UK
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Jessica's story

A month before Jessica’s 5th birthday she had her first seizure. Within weeks she was having in excess of 25 seizures a day. Over the following months Jessica tried 8 diferent anticonvulsants, but nothing worked. Each drug had horrendous side efects - slurred speech, ataxia, exhaustion and hyperactivity, learning difculties and challenging behaviour and we felt we were losing our daughter.

We were delighted when we were told that the ketogenic diet would be the next line of treatment for us. Jessica’s been on the ketogenic diet under Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital since February 2016, where her keto team provide great support. They’re always on hand with new recipes and ideas to help Jessica and our family manage the diet.

Through all of this, The Daisy Garland has been our guiding light. The knowledge and care they show to every child on the diet is second to none. Without their support to set up and fund the keto service in Manchester, I doubt we would have had the opportunity to try the diet. Jessica is now 7 1/2 and because of the diet is using her wheelchair less and we’re weaning another med.

There’s still a long way to go, but at this moment in time we’re feeling positive about the future.

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