TSA Blog

  • #TSA40stories 'Pay It Forward'

    Tom Stafford is father to Polly, seven and Evie, 10. He is also Deputy Sales Manager of Softcat. Polly has TSC and here Tom explains why he does what he does for the TSA. When you have a kid that you can't fix – the helplessness of me not being able to fix my daughter Polly – that's what drives me to do what I do, Polly is now seven and a half and for the past five years I have done something every year – including running, Ride London to Surrey bik.. ...more

  • #TSA40stories - Ann Hunt, MBE, Guardian Obituary

    This is the Guardian Obituary of TSA founding member Ann Hunt, MBE, published in June 2014 Ann Hunt, who has died aged 75, was instrumental in stimulating research into genetic conditions, as an active researcher herself and by promoting, facilitating and supporting others. In particular she had a profound impact on the international path towards finding a cure for the rare genetic condition tuberous sclerosis complex (http://www.tsalliance.org/pages.. ...more

  • #TSA40stories - 'Moved by the challenges of TSC'

    I first became involved with the TSA in the late 1980s, writes Patrick Bolton, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London. Ann Hunt’s work showed that there was a high rate of autism connected to TSC and I was interested to find out why. When I took up a senior lectureship in Cambridge in the early 1990s, I linked up with John Yates to study TSC more systematically. I have always been hugely impressed by the TSA and its commitment to su.. ...more

  • #TSA40stories 'Reflections on 30 years in paediatrics and TSC'

    I consider myself very lucky and privileged to have spent the last 30 years working with people and their families who have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), writes Dr Charles Shepherd, of Belfast Hospital Trust. It is a fascinating condition, in that there are some many variations of the condition. It is also a terrible condition for the people who are afflicted with it. To be able to help to try and overcome these difficulties has been a truly enriching experienc.. ...more