Emily's family a week before leaving for GOSH

One-year-old Emily was diagnosed with long segment tracheal stenosis and left pulmonary artery (LPA) sling soon after she was born. After undergoing heart and bowel surgery at her local hospital, Emily was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Emily’s mum Karlyn reflects on their experience.

Jacob on a day out

A rare heart infection brought nine-year-old Jacob to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for life-saving surgery. Mum, Madeline, tells her story.


Isla was diagnosed with focal cortical dysplasia and underwent right sided temporal lobectomy surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) earlier this year. Here, mum Claire shares their story.

Ellen at GOSH

We’d like to say a very big congratulations to all of the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patients who received their GCSE exam results this week! GOSH patient Ellen was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at nine years old, and suffered a stroke aged 12. Yesterday, she picked up her results, achieving an A grade in English. Here, Ellen’s auntie Kay shares their story.

Martin and Yuki

GOSH dad Martin took on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, otherwise known as the ‘London Marathon on wheels’, for us last week. Martin’s son, Yuki, receives haemodialysis treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Martin shares their story.

Matthew outside Weston House

Matthew underwent a heart and lung transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was four years old after being diagnosed with severe primary pulmonary hypertension. Now 11, Matthew visits GOSH for regular check-ups. Here, dad Christian and mum Sharon share their story.

Sophia at the Games

The annual British Transplant Games, which have been running since 1978, took place in Bolton last weekend. Over 50 teams took part, each representing different hospitals from across the UK. Sophia, who underwent a heart transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) at just four months old, was there to represent Team GOSH for her third year running.

Kieran at GOSH

Nine-year-old Kieran was born with bilateral microtia, which meant that neither of his ears properly formed. Earlier this month, Kieran underwent a double ear reconstruction at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and is now the proud owner of two ‘big ears’.

Sam and Mya

When eight-year-old Sam returned from football practice red faced, mum Lee didn’t anticipate the seriousness of the problem. His cheeks got worse, followed by a rash and a virus. Before long, Sam had been referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Here, Lee tells their story.

Freddie at RBC Race for the Kids

Kathryn’s newborn baby, Freddie, became one of the first children to trial a new treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for subglottic haemangioma – a large birthmark that was affecting his breathing. Here, mum Kathryn shares their story.

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