Shannon, 16, has just attended her school prom and been bridesmaid at her mum’s wedding. She has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since she was a baby. Here’s her story about her more recent stays at GOSH being treated for cystic fibrosis (CF) related diabetes.
Sixteen-year-old George first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) as a toddler. He has ectodermal dysplasia (ED) – a rare genetic disorder that affects the function or development of the skin, hair, nails, teeth and sweat glands. He still visits GOSH regularly for check-ups.
Bethan was born with microtia, a condition where an ear is too small or absent. Microtia is often paired with other conditions, in Bethan’s case hemifacial microsomia, which means there is underdevelopment in one side of the face, resulting in facial asymmetry.
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) was like a second home to Olivia growing up. Now aged 18, she had five operations to remove a brain tumour at the hospital. Read her real story to find out why she keeps in touch with GOSH, even now she is better.
Oliver has been coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since he was 12 months old. Here, he talks about life with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a rare condition that prevents his body from digesting protein.
In 2008, James, a promising young tennis player, had a cardiac arrest while training. He went on to be the first patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to be fitted with a subcutaneous defibrillator.
David has various urological conditions and had a major operation to fit a Mitrofanoff catheter when he was eight years old. Now in his twenties, he shares his experience of his time at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Sophie, 24, first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when she was just eight weeks old. Now under the care of adult services, she looks back on her experiences at GOSH and making the move to a different hospital.
Adam first came to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) when he was seven years old. Last year, he moved to adult services. Here, he talks about changing hospitals and taking responsibility for his own healthcare.