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Little heroes – Emily and Luke

Emily and her little brother Luke, who both star in Episode One of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, were both born with cystic fibrosis – a life-long genetic condition where their bodies overproduce mucus that fills up their lungs and complicates other organs. They have been regularly attending Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) ever since they were born. Their mum, Juliet, shares their story…

Pioneering stem cell research - Pamela's story

Three years ago, at age 16, Pamela was diagnosed with Usher syndrome type II, a rare genetic condition that causes progressive hearing and sight loss. Since her diagnosis, she’s donated skin cells to help pioneering stem cell research that Professors Maria Bitner-Glindzicz and Jane...

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