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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 - 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.

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…

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