Lifeline archive

Download and read previous issues of Lifeline, the supporter magazine of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Lifeline
Summer 2016

The summer 2016 edition of Lifeline magazine focuses on the Play team at the hospital and the vital work that they do.

The cover story features play specialist, Lynsey Steele and patient Myla, who had a kidney transplant at GOSH. Lynsey helped Myla to understand her condition, prepare for surgery and cope during her stay on Eagle Ward. 

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Lifeline Christmas 2015

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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. 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.Our magazine guest editor is six-year-old Sophie.This edition also covers an exciting innovation in surgical equipment. 

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Lifeline summer 2015

Lifeline summer 2015 features the star of the third Great Ormond Street BBC documentary series, Herb. Getting a definitive diagnosis for Herb's rare disease wasn't easy - and later brought unexpected news for his sister Lily...

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Lifeline winter 2014

The winter 2014 issue of Lifeline features twins Remi and Wojciech who have a rare genetic disease called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and needed bone marrow transplants at just 9 months old. You can also read about Zikora who contracted a potentially fatal heart virus at 13 months old and was rushed to GOSH in an ambulance. Little Zikora amazingly recovered in time to go home for Christmas.

Our guest editor is 17-year-old Ella Tovell, who had a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy and spent four days in intensive care before receiving the heart transplant she needed at 14 years old. Ella now has ambitions to become a paediatric nurse and work at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Lifeline summer 2014 
Summer 2014- Lifeline Magazine

The summer 2014 edition of Lifeline magazine features Hugo, his mum Nicola, and the experience they have both had at Great Ormond Street Hospital when Hugo wasn't well.

When Nicola went to the doctor's to attend her 12-week scan it emerged that baby Hugo had an abdominal wall defect, where some of the organs are inside the umbilical cord, forming a small bubble on Hugo's tummy.

As is the tradition with Lifeline, we have a guest editor for every edition that comes out. For this edition, our guest editor is former GOSH patient, and ambassador, 11-year-old Matthew, who represented Great Ormond Street Hospital at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. Matthew also underwent a lung transplant at the hospital when he was younger.

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Lifeline front cover Winter 2013

Lifeline winter 2013

The winter 2013 edition of Lifeline features six-year-old George. After bowel, bladder and kidney problems and a fast growing tumour, George was diagnosed with a rare immune deficiency and spent last Christmas at the hospital with his family.

You can also read about Ellie who had a heart transplant after being diagnosed with the heart condition, dilated cardiomyopathy.

Our guest editor for this edition of Lifeline is 15-year-old Matt. Matt has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital for the last 10 years to get treatment for cystic fibrosis.

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Lifeline Summer 2013 front cover

Lifeline summer 2013

The summer 2013 edition of Lifeline features Ava.

Ava was born with a condition called gastroschisis and was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital shortly after birth for surgery.

Our guest editors are Jannat and Zainab who were born conjoined and successfully separated at the hospital over 10 years ago. In this issue, they interview Paediatric Surgeon Joe Curry about his job and the new surgery centre.

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Lifeline winter 2012
Lifeline winter 2012

The winter 2012 of Lifeline features little Gabi. As a baby, Gabi was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital when she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which affects the connection of the arteries and veins in the back of her head.

Our guest editor is 11-year-old Scarlett, who has epilepsy. She's been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital since she was five. In this issue, Scarlett interviews Dr Philippa Mills about epilepsy research.

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Lifeline summer 2012
Lifeline summer 2012

The summer 2012 of Lifeline features five-year-old Fiona. She came to us when she was 18 months old, suffering from the rare condition Nager Syndrome, which causes many difficulties. Fiona has had multiple operations at Great Ormond Street Hospital and will continue to have further treatment in the future.

Our guest editor is 17-year-old Ellie. Ellie was born with Crouzon syndrome, which means the bones in her skull and face can't grow normally, putting pressure on her brain. In this issue, Ellie interviews Plastic Surgeon David Dunaway about the new operating theatres at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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