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First day back at school for Alfie

Nine-year-old Alfie, from Aberdeen, has lots of favourite things about school but his top four are “being with his friends, taking part in gym, big maths and computers”. He is being treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a rare condition that causes benign tumours to spread throughout the body. Alfie’s mum, Tracy, tells us why she is so proud of her son on his first day back at school.
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Gabriella goes back to school

In Autumn 2015, Gabriella’s arms and legs started aching and a butterfly-shaped rash appeared on her face. In October, Gabriella was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) where within an hour she was diagnosed as having juvenile dermatomyositis, an auto immune disease known as JDM that affects just three children in a million.

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First day at school for Ruby and Rosie

Twins Ruby and Rosie had complex separation surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), just a day after they were born conjoined in July 2012. Now four years old, the girls will join the thousands of children from across the UK who are going to school for the very first time this September.

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Giving back at Christmas – Joseph’s story

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.

Great Ormond Street Hospital patients celebrate a very special first day at school

The first day of school is a big day for all families, but for the families of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s young patients, the milestone is especially poignant. As families up and down the UK proudly share their ‘first day’ photos on Facebook and Twitter, the parents of children treated at the hospital have taken to social media to celebrate this extra-special day.

GOSH Charity survey reveals half of the British population cannot confidently name a childhood rare disease

On Rare Disease Day, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity have released figures that show over half of the British population are not confident they can name a childhood rare disease despite the fact that around five children die from a rare disease every day.

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Jack Wilshere meets GOSH's young patients and backs our Give to GOSH appeal

England football star Jack Wilshere has become the latest celebrity to back our Give to GOSH appeal after visiting patients in the hospital. During his visit, Wilshere went head-to-head in a game of finger football with a patient and explained why he's endorsing our appeal.

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