Just before Christmas, when she was four months old, Amelia suddenly collapsed due to an undiagnosed heart condition. After life-saving surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Amelia gave her parents the “best present ever” when she opened her eyes on Christmas Day.
Freddie was six years old when he was diagnosed with CAPS (Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndrome), an extremely rare condition affecting around one in a million people. Now he’s taking part in Bad Hair Day to raise money and help other children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
When Amecia was born, she weighed just 1lb 7oz and was quickly diagnosed with chronic lung disease. But now, thanks to the hard work of the teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Amecia is doing well and enjoying school. This Friday she will be taking part in Bad Hair Day to raise money for GOSH and have enlisted the help of her classmates and teachers.
Olivia relies on pioneering research at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to find new treatments for a brain tumour that cannot be surgically removed. Instead of operating, specialists at GOSH are finding new treatments that aim to shrink the tumour.
Twelve-year-old Ezara-Mai comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment for juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare condition that affects her muscles and skin. She is also an ambassador for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, helping to increase awareness of GOSH and the charity and fundraising to help other patients like her.
Like any first-time mum, Rachel was excited to meet her baby. However, despite a straightforward pregnancy baby Leo was born with an atrial septal defect (ASD), and transferred to the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Rachel tells their story.
Patients and families at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) enjoyed a special party hosted by Sainsbury’s on Wednesday 7 December. The fun-filled festive celebration was put on at the hospital to celebrate Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s partnership with the UK supermarket, which is helping to raise money for brand new parent accommodation.
When Joseph asked his parents about the big scar on his chest, he discovered that Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) had saved his life as a baby. Since then, every year Joseph has filled his piggy bank with pocket money and donated it at Christmas to help doctors save other children.