Zikora and family

After being taken to the doctors with a cold, Zikora was diagnosed with myocarditis and underwent treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). After suffering a stroke a year later, Zikora received further treatment at GOSH and has since been told he’ll live a normal life. Here, mum Chenny shares their story.

Team Darragh line up at the Royal Parks Half Marathon

When Darragh was seven years old he was diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), a rare and complex genetic condition. He was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for treatment and visits regularly for check-ups. Mum Sinead shares their story and explains why Darragh’s family and friends raised an incredible £18,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Khariesh and his brother look at redevelopment plans

The redevelopment team hosted an event in the Lagoon in October encouraging patients and their families to think about Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and what they’d like it to look like by 2030. GOSH has been constantly evolving since it opened in an 18th century townhouse in 1852 – what’s next?

Caroline and Andrew sitting together

Fancy getting dressed up in a Santa suit and running 5 or 10k around London’s Victoria Park on Sunday 7 December? GOSH mum Caroline explains why she’s taking on a frosty fundraiser to support Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Patients Jamie, Louis and Amelie visit Downing Street with Andy, Victoria and Olivia from Strutt and Parker

On Friday, alongside fellow GOSH patients Louis and Amelie, Jamie visited Number 10 Downing Street to deliver a very special copy of ‘Food with Heart’, a charity cook book organised by property firm Strutt and Parker in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Here, Jamie tells us about the day.


Maggie was certain she was going to lose her twin boys Wojciech and Remi to a rare genetic disease. But then they came under the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here, Maggie shares their story.

Samantha and Melvin

Samantha and Melvin Jacobs’ daughter Ashleigh was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when she was three years old. Now 19, Ashleigh is healthy and happy – and to celebrate, her parents asked for donations to GOSH instead of gifts for their recent silver anniversary. Inspired? Visit our Celebrate and Donate pages and find out how you can celebrate your big day in a special way.

Ella interviews Alex Robertson, Lead Clinical Perfusion Manager

When Ella was baby she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and underwent a heart transplant at 14 years old. Now 17, Ella hopes to become a paediatric nurse. Here, she interviews Alex Robertson, Lead Clinical Perfusion Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), to find out all about setting up and running heart lung bypass machines.

Edith and her mum

Edith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) in January 2014, at a few weeks of age, following a routine newborn screening test. Her mum, Claire, reflects on family life and her hopes for Edith’s future.

Stanley and Charlie

Stanley Tse recently celebrated his 70th birthday, and he asked friends and family to donate to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity instead of giving him presents. Stanley’s 10-year-old grandson, Charlie, has been a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) all his life.

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