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Meet Nina

One of the main areas of research within the Zayed Centre for Research will be to develop new gene therapy approaches to offer transformative and curative therapies for a wide range of genetic diseases. Gene therapy involves inserting a working copy of a faulty gene into a patient's own cells so that they start to work correctly. Since 2001, more than 70 children have been treated with gene therapy for immune system disorders at GOSH including Nina, aged 7. Her dad Graeme shares their story:

Together at Christmas – Isobel’s story

Twelve-year-old Isobel was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects her brain, eyes, hearing and breathing. Isobel spent her very first Christmas at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), while her brothers and sister stayed close by in charity-provided accommodation. This year, they’ll all be spending Christmas together at home.


All the answers to your frequently asked questions about Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Celebrating the best present ever - Amelia's story

Just before Christmas, when she was four months old, Amelia suddenly collapsed due to an undiagnosed heart condition. After life-saving surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, Amelia gave her parents the “best present ever” when she opened her eyes on Christmas Day.
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