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Heart surgery at six days old

“You never expect it will be you that has a poorly child. For us it was a stark reality, and a journey that left us irreversibly changed.” 22-month-old Robert underwent open heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was just six days old. His mum, Jennifer, tells their story.

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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).

First children receive a genetic diagnosis at GOSH as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project

The first children to receive a genetic diagnosis through the 100,000 Genomes Project have been given their results at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), part of the North Thames Genomic Medical Centre (NTGMC).

Little Heroes – Noah

Six-year-old Noah has a rare genetic condition called Alagille syndrome. It affects lots of different parts of the body, including the heart and liver, but the biggest concern for Noah is how the condition is impacting his kidneys. Here, his mum, Gemma, tells us more about his Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) journey and taking part in Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes

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Little Heroes - Alex

Ten-month-old Alex from St Albans failed his newborn hearing test and was diagnosed as profoundly deaf when he was just two weeks old. Alex was quickly referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital to discuss the option of Alex having cochlear implant surgery to help him hear. GOSH is a specialist centre for helping deaf children receive these implants – high-tech devices that turn sound into tiny electrical signals, so young brains can learn to listen.

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