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Little Hero – George

When he was seven years old, George was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a condition that's very rare in children, with only a few hundred people in the UK developing it in childhood. Here his mum, Serena, tells their story. 

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 Hero – Angel

When Angel was three months old, doctors in Peterborough discovered she had tumors in both her kidneys. Unfortunately, chemotherapy was unsuccessful, so she had to have both kidneys removed at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). She now relies on dialysis to keep her healthy while she waits on the transplant list. Her mum Honey shares her story. 

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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