City charity's gift for epileptic tot
A Sheffield-based epilepsy charity has funded a '˜Seizure Alert Bed Alarm,' to help offer a UK family peace of mind.
National charity Fable covered the cost of the alarm for the family of 17-month-old Lilly Wilkinson, who has severe infantile onset epilepsy.
It is hoped that the alarm will provide the Wilkinson family, of Newcastle, some peace of mind without instrusion whilst their daughter sleeps.
Lilly’s family was introduced to the charity by the tot’s epilepsy nurse who applied for funding for the alarm on their behalf, which could allow her parents to have a better quality of sleep knowing they will be alerted if Lilly has a nocturnal seizure.
Fable received support from their corporate partner, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, and Geoff Major from Involve Adventures to allow the charity to fund the ‘Pro Guardian System,’ provided by the manufactures ‘Alert It.’
Sarah Osborne-Green, operation manager for Fable, which was established in 1995, said “We are very pleased to be in a position to help Lilly and her family, by funding the seizure alert bed alarm and hope it helps her parents have some peace of mind whilst Lilly is sleeping. We are truly grateful to Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Geoff Major for their Support which has made it possible for us to grant this potentially lifesaving piece of equipment.”
Angela Kirtley, a partner at Irwin Mitchell Newcastle, said: “While the early days of parenthood are filled with anxiety and sleepless nights, no new mum or dad should fear going to sleep in case their child has a seizure. That was the frightening reality for the parents of Lilly, so we were thrilled to be able to help give them some peace of mind – and some much needed rest.”