The Daisy Garland
A family-run national children’s charity providing active support for children with drug-resistant epilepsy and their parents/carers. The charity was set up in memory of our daughter Daisy who tragically died at 6 years of age from SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy patients). We provide NHS hospitals with ketogenic dietitians - a medically recognised and accepted way of treating drug resistant epilepsy. This diet is not widely available on the NHS due to lack of funding. We also provide grants for night-time breathing monitors to children with drug-resistant epilepsy.
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Poppys Half Head Shave fundraising page

Suzanne Cannell

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My daughter Poppy aged 6 is currently on the Children's Epilepsy Surgery Pathway at Birminghams Children's Hospital awaiting a left sided Hemispherectomy. This will involve a left side removal of her brain in order to stop her life threatening seizures. It's our last resort to get Poppy a somewhat normal life. She continues to have prolonged seizures whilst on a strong concoction of Anti Epileptic Drugs. This has been a long daunting process for us as a family and she will hopefully come through the other end seizure free, but not without some losses including 50% of her vision. As part of this surgery Poppy will need to shave one side of her head. Anyone who knows Poppy personally will know her hair is a pretty precious  commodity and has not let us cut it throughout her 6 years! Hence the rapunzel length. This is her biggest and only worry pre surgery!! So we thought we would raise some awareness and start a fundraising page to donate the funds to an epilepsy charity called The Daisy Garland. This charity has been a tremendous support throughout our journey as a family and hoping the funds raised will support another child/family. Any amount would be amazing. Please support Poppy's half a head shave with anything you can spare!

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06.03.17 Good luck Poppy! You and your family are an inspiration to us all.

27.02.17 Good luck Poppy xx

13.02.17 Good luck Poppy!

13.02.17 Poppy praying all goes really well for u, what a beautiful warrior you are xx


01.02.17 Poppy are you my girl today?

31.01.17 Good luck Poppy

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31.01.17 Good luck Poppy Michelle x

31.01.17 Good luck Poppy money from Margaret x

25.01.17 We hope the surgery goes well brave, beautiful Poppy. Love Freddie and family xxx

19.01.17 Yo do not know me but your uncle Adam is always saying how brave you are so I am sure that you will show it again. Good luck and all the best!


15.01.17 Good luck brave little Poppy xx

14.01.17 Good luck Poppy, you're very brave

14.01.17 Well done Poppy, hope everything goes well and you raise lots of money for a great cause!

13.01.17 Poppy is my special granddaughter who lights up your life with her smile and infectious laugh. Special too for the zest she has each day whatever the day brings!! Daisy Garland a great charity. Good luck.

12.01.17 Love and best wishes to Poppy and her family xx

12.01.17 Good luck Poppy, we will be thinking of you xx

12.01.17 Go Team Poppy!

10.01.17 Poppy you are an amazing little girl xxx

09.01.17 Good luck Poppy! .... I bet your hair will grow back more beautiful than it is now :)

08.01.17 Wishing the best possible success for a wonderfully brave and inspirational little girl xx

08.01.17 Good luck poppy, you little fighter xx

08.01.17 Good luck


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