A study of children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has scientifically proven what parents have suspected for centuries – that lullabies really do help to soothe poorly children and reduce their perception of pain.
Edith was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) in January 2014 when she was just a few weeks old following a routine newborn screening test. Her mum, Claire, reflects on family life and her hopes for Edith’s future.
Within 15 minutes of the birth of their baby daughter, Isobel, Abigail and Shaun knew that something was wrong. Here, Abigail shares her story of how Isobel was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and her hopes for the future.
12-year-old Chloe has been treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for cystic fibrosis since she was eight months old. Her story features in the third series of the BBC Great Ormond Street documentary.
Anaemia happens when you have a shortage of cells with haemoglobin. This is a special substance which carries oxygen around your body. You can also get anaemia if your body does not have enough iron. Most children and young people who develop anaemia do not have a serious disease...
When Emma’s son Sam was three he was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a life-limiting condition which causes the breakdown and loss of muscle cells. Here, Emma shares her experience of having a child with DMD, and what it’s like to take part in a clinical trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Watching Samaa giggle and wriggle on her father’s lap, it’s hard to imagine her as anything but healthy. But, just 15 months previously, Samaa needed life-saving surgery for an extremely rare congenital heart condition, and the only way doctors could operate was by chilling her body to the point where her blood stopped flowing.
Stuart and Michelle’s daughter, Millie, was born with a large birthmark that restricted her breathing. Here, Michelle talks about how Millie responded to a pioneering treatment, traditionally used for heart conditions.