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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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Starting life in intensive care - Leo's story

Like any first-time mum, Rachel was excited to meet her baby. However, despite a straightforward pregnancy baby Leo was born with an atrial septal defect (ASD), and transferred to the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Rachel tells their story.

Nellie the Elephant at Great Ormond Street Hospital

In the run up to World Storytelling Day on March 20, we'll be sharing stories by classmates of GOSH patient Ezara-Mai, inspired by the ward names at the hospital, which are named after animals. This week, the School Council (2015 - 2016) share a tale about Nellie the athletic Elephant!
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A legacy for Louis

In our video, 'A legacy for Louis', Louis' parents Bruce and Ruth share his story and talk about the establishment of the Louis Dundas Centre for Children's Palliative Care at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

A special thank you

The completion of the Mittal Children’s Medical Centre is only possible because of the thousands of gifts to GOSH Charity, including those from Aditya and Megha Mittal and family, Premier Inn and Restaurants, Morgan Stanley, The Barclay Foundation, The Walt Disney Company Ltd, Khoo Teck Puat UK Foundation, JN and Dame Phyllis Somers, The Wolfson Foundation, The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, The Dorfman Foundation, The Aghia Philothei Trust, Royal Bank of Canada, Kidney Care UK, Menashi Ephraim and the Tick Tock Club members and benefactors... and everyone up and down the country.

Together you raised the vital funds to open this new building and make a huge difference to seriously ill children from across the UK.

The lab solving the hospital's biological mysteries

A patient’s samples arrive at the specimen reception desk of the microbiology team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). A one-year-old girl is battling an infection following treatment for cancer found in her skull, and it’s now up to the Microbiology team to determine what the infection is and plan treatment.