Lily was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia and faced complicated and urgent treatments during her time at GOSH. Lily's mum says:
“As well as the medical staff treating Lily’s leukaemia, there are other teams at GOSH who look out for Lily’s needs too.
The Play team in particular have been fantastic with Lily. She is a very sensitive child and because of all the needles and the blood tests through her treatment she developed a real phobia of them. They’ve been excellent at helping her with this and have prepared her for everything — from having blood taken to having her dressings changed — with activities like drawing and practising procedures on toys before she has them, so she knows what to expect.
I don’t feel I’d have been in anywhere near as good a state as I am if we’d been staying in another hospital. It's just a really special place, it’s totally set up to deal with such serious conditions like the one Lily had.”
A regular gift from you today will help our Play Team to bring fun into the hospital, creating a home away from home for the children that need to be there, like Lily. With your help, we can give them hope – and help them smile again.
£3a month could help our Play Therapy team to bring fun and laughter into the hospital
£5a month could help to fund cutting-edge hospital equipment to deliver better care to children at GOSH
£10a month can help to provide free accommodation so families can be close by to their children when they need it the most
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Every day brings new challenges for Great Ormond Street Hospital, as around 600 seriously ill children arrive from all over the UK. Doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs.
Today is a chance for you to make a difference. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential.
Your donation will help us to continue funding our ongoing projects, for example:
- Pioneering research into rare or complex childhood illnesses
- The purchase of specialist medical equipment
- Rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital to create world-class patient-centred spaces
- Support for GOSH children and their families, including our excellent Play Team and free family accommodation.
A better future for seriously ill children starts here.
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