Twins Ruby and Rosie had complex separation surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), just a day after they were born conjoined in July 2012. Now four years old, the girls will join the thousands of children from across the UK who are going to school for the very first time this September.
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.