Christmas Lifeline 2015
The Christmas 2015 issue of Lifeline is full of details about how we spent the generous donations we received this year, and about the work we’ll be doing in 2016.
You can also read the inspiring story of seven-year-old Stanley. Stanley spent time at the hospital during Christmas 2012, whilst recovering from a life- threatening infection after surgery for Crouzon syndrome. His family were able to have a room in parent’s accommodation, to stay close to Stanley and take part in festivities like Christmas carols and a traditional Christmas dinner. We catch up with mum Claire as they reminisce over an unexpected Christmas spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and day-to-day life living with Stanley’s rare condition.
Guest editor interview
Our magazine guest editor is six-year-old Sophie. Sophie was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumour (Angiocentricglioma) which had never been seen at GOSH before. Her tumour was successfully removed by her favourite surgeon Dr Kristian Aquilina, a Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon. Watch her video interview with Dr Aquilina below.
3D printer adds new dimension to surgery
This edition covers an exciting innovation in surgical equipment. A team of clinicians and researchers at GOSH have successfully used a 3D printed model of a trachea (windpipe) to help treat six-year-old Katie for a rare respiratory condition.