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Sophia’s stay on Koala Ward

3 Feb 2023, 4:11 p.m.

In 2015, Sophia received treatment at GOSH for a type of brain tumour called pilocytic astrocytoma. Now almost 11 years old, she’s doing well. She loves cycling and plays in a football league with the local team. Here, her mum, Kalonde, who recently…

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Georgia's JanuRun challenge for brother Jasper

20 Jan 2023, 1:35 p.m.

Jasper, now seven, had a large bleed on his brain just hours after he was born in June 2015.

He had emergency surgery at GOSH the following day, and went on to have multiple more operations while staying on the hospital’s Koala Ward.

As a result of th…

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Tips for running in the Winter

19 Jan 2023, 4:01 p.m.

Winter running can be a challenge: cold mornings, dark nights and a lack of motivation can all impact on your training.

Here, fitness and biomechanics expert, Phil Roberton, offers his top tips on how to get over the hurdles and embrace jogging in wi…

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Lab grown 'mini eyes’ help researchers understand blindness in rare genetic condition

5 Jan 2023, 2:40 p.m.

In a world first, researchers at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health have grown ‘mini-eyes' to better understand the development of blindness in a rare genetic disease called Usher syndrome.

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Home is where the heart is: Jacob’s Christmas at GOSH

19 Dec 2022, 2:39 p.m.

In 2018, when he was 18 months old, Jacob arrived at GOSH with a rare immune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). He had chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

Despite the transplant going well, due to complications, he neede…

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