Nine-year-old Alfie, from Aberdeen, has lots of favourite things about school but his top four are “being with his friends, taking part in gym, big maths and computers”. He is being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a rare condition that causes benign tumours to spread throughout the body. Alfie’s mum, Tracy, tells us why she is so proud of her son on his first day back at school.
In Autumn 2015, Gabriella’s arms and legs started aching and a butterfly-shaped rash appeared on her face. In October, Gabriella was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where within an hour she was diagnosed as having juvenile dermatomyositis, an auto immune disease known as JDM that affects just three children in a million.
Duncan was born partly paralysed, epileptic and suffered from amnesia after complications at birth. He visited Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as a child until he was declared epilepsy free at 13. Earlier this year, Duncan rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, raising nearly £3,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the ARCHIE Foundation.