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Spending Christmas at GOSH

This year, five-year-old Evan will be spending Christmas at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) with his family as he recovers from a bone marrow transplant to help treat a rare immune disorder. 

As part of our final day of the 12 Days of GOSH Xmas – sharing some of the hospital’s festive moments – Evan’s mum, Becky, tells us about their experience and what they have planned to celebrate Christmas at GOSH.

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Indigo's story: from brain surgery to London Santa Dash

Just four years ago, Indigo, aged five was diagnosed with a brain tumour the size of a tennis ball and her prognosis was very poor. After tackling major surgeries, further brain injury and a long recovery with incredible determination and resilience, Indigo will be taking part in this year’s London Santa Dash to support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Out of the bubble

Henry has severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a group of rare, inherited disorders that affect the immune system. Patients like Henry often have to live in a sterile environment with a barrier between them and the outside world, giving rise to the term ‘bubble baby’ syndrome.

Henry was given a 10% chance of survival, until a bone marrow transplant from his older brother dramatically improved his condition. Henry’s mum, Maria, and three members of staff at GOSH who were instrumental in his care, share his story.

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