PMSFUK - Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK

Kat Pond – South Regional Rep


Kat lives with her family in East Sussex. She is mum to four children.


Bastian, her third child has PMS. He was born in 2008 and received the diagnosis when he was five. Bastian has severe learning difficulties as well as problems with his gross and fine motor skills. He has low muscle tone and uses a wheelchair when outside. Bastian is doubly incontinent and this presents a great challenge for the family. He is non-verbal but making great progress using a communication app on the iPad.


Bastian is a happy, cheeky boy who enjoys watching trains, building train tracks and giving high fives.