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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.

Royal Bank of Canada staff raise £2 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Representatives from Royal Bank of Canada including Dave Thomas, Chief Executive, RBC Capital Markets, mascot Leo the Lion, and the bank’s top fundraisers visited patients on Koala Ward, to celebrate raising £2 million for the hospital. The Canadian firm has supported the hospital since 2010 through their title sponsorship of the RBC Race for the Kids, the charity’s annual 5k fun run. 

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Fairy Non Bio

Fairy Non Bio has teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Children’s Charity) to raise at least £150,000 to help seriously ill children.

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 – 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…

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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Ben's Story: The London to Paris Cycle

Fundraising hero Ben took on the 2019 London to Paris Cycle to raise money for GOSH Charity after his daughter, Jess, underwent lifesaving heart surgery at Great Ormond Street. Now he’s encouraging as many people as possible to sign up for the 2020 challenge! Ben is also a keen photographer, and took all of the amazing photos below. 

Jarrad's story

Jarrad was seven months old when he first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) after becoming very ill with meningitis. As a result, he lost his hearing and had his first cochlear implant fitted when he was two years old. In 2013, he decided to undergo surgery to have a second cochlear implant fitted on his other ear.

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Loving life - April's story

When April caught a cold at five months old, it triggered a heart attack – which revealed an undiagnosed heart condition. After surgery and spending time on a ventilator, April needed the help of the expert dieticians at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to overcome a challenging aversion to food.
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