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Features, news, stories and interviews from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

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Sporting success for teenager born with rare disease

28 Feb 2023, 10:14 a.m.

Did you know GOSH sees more seriously ill children with rare diseases than any other UK hospital?

Riley is just one of those children.

While still in the womb, Riley was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) …

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Our CEO Louise on why she's running the London Marathon

16 Feb 2023, 2:54 p.m.

GOSH Charity CEO Louise Parkes shares why she’s signed up to run the London Marathon for GOSH Charity and why every mile matters.

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Changing lives with laser surgery thanks to generous donation

8 Feb 2023, 1:17 p.m.

Since February 2019, GOSH has carried out 32 cutting edge laser ablation surgeries for children with rare and difficult to treat forms of epilepsy.

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Potential to improve treatment for juvenile dermatomyositis thanks to new research

7 Feb 2023, 11:33 a.m.

Research, supported in part by GOSH Charity, has looked at how the DNA of those with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) differs to those without it.

The teams behind the research have uncovered key inflammation pathways involved in JDM, and used an exist…

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Sophia’s stay on Koala Ward

3 Feb 2023, 4:11 p.m.

In 2015, Sophia received treatment at GOSH for a type of brain tumour called pilocytic astrocytoma. Now, almost 11 years old, she’s doing well. She loves cycling and plays in a football league with the local team. Here, her mum Kalonde – who recentl…

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