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Ceci spent her first birthday on Elephant Ward at GOSH after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Ceci’s mum Katie tells us about their experience and why she calls her daughter her “little warrior”.

Dr Roger Hardisty

For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we look back at Great Ormond Street’s long and pioneering history of treating children with cancer.

Charlotte at GOSH

19-year-old student and former Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) patient, Charlotte, talks to us about scouting, playing the saxophone and why she’s taking part in next month’s RBC Race for the Kids…

Noah in GOSH

When Noah was six months old, he was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma and given a 30% chance of survival. A month later, Noah became the youngest child at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) ever to undergo a pioneering and gruelling new treatment combination. Noah recovered and is now a “gorgeous, happy, cheeky little boy”. The experience even inspired his mother, Kerenza, to train as a doctor. Here, Kerenza shares the family’s story.

Lennie, Ed, Kath, Henry and Zoe at the Royal Parks Half

Lennie, age four, lost his sight after being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. Lennie underwent 14 rounds of life-saving chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), where he was treated on Elephant Ward. Lennie’s dad, Ed, and uncle Henry recently ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon blindfolded raising £1,915 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Here, dad Ed and mum Kath share more of Lennie’s story and Ed explains why he took on his blindfolded challenge.

Rafe and his friends at their bake sale

11-year-old Rafe was diagnosed with a malignant high grade brain tumour when he was four years old. After two neurosurgical operations and 33 sessions of radiotherapy and chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) the tumour was successfully removed. This October, Rafe and his family held a Bake it Better bake sale to raise some vital dough for GOSH. Here’s how he got on.

Rafe practising for Bake it Better

Rafe was diagnosed with a malignant high grade brain tumour when he was four years old and within five hours of his first MRI scan we were at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Rafe underwent fifteen months of treatment, including two operations on his brain, and now returns to GOSH regularly for check-ups. This October, Rafe wants you to hold a bake sale and raise vital funds to help patients and their families at GOSH. Taking part is a piece of cake – sign up your bake sale today. Here, Rafe’s mum shares more of their story…

Josh, Paul and family

Josh was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in 2012, undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and staying on Elephant Ward for nine months. Now seven, Josh is a regular, healthy seven year old boy who is excelling at school. This Father’s Day, Josh’s dad Paul shares their story and explains why he’s taking on RideLondon-Surrey, a 100 mile cycling challenge to raise money for GOSH.


Nine-year-old Millie was diagnosed with a brain tumour after losing the vision in one eye overnight. After undergoing neurosurgery and several cycles of chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Millie is now in remission. Dad Marco shares their story.

Sonny and mum Laura

Sonny was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for emergency surgery after his stomach ache worsened. Surgery revealed that Sonny had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and he began a course of chemotherapy at GOSH. Mum Laura shares their story.

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