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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.

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Baby Scarlett

Maria with her baby Scarlett

My baby, Scarlett, was about a year old when Sara Garland told me that we could have a grant for an Oxygen Saturation Monitor. Scarlett was having approx 6 seizures per day, but would sometimes go 1 - 3 weeks without any, so it was very difficult to know when they would strike.

Sometimes during a seizure, she would stop breathing for so long that she would go unconscious and I would have to resuscitate her. I dreaded the thought of not being present during those big seizures. When Sara offered me the Sats Monitor, I cried. Nobody can watch their baby every single second of the day, and I cannot put into words the peace of mind that it has given me.

The day after we started using it, I had left Scarlett asleep in another room whilst I did housework, and it sounded an alarm for what turned out to be her biggest and worst seizure. I dread to think what could have happened had I not been warned of its onset - I am eternally grateful to The Daisy Garland for providing our monitor.

I feel that I can never thank them enough, as Scarlett may not be here now if it wasn’t for them.

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