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Video diaries

Welcome to our video diary section. Here you can watch young people talking about living with a condition and being a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Living with AML leukaemia

Teenagers - TV Jake Animated Leukaemia

Living with AML leukaemia by Jake, 12

Jake, 12, spent five months in GOSH after he was diagnosed with AML, a rare form of leukaemia. As well as dealing with chemotherapy, Jake spent a month in intensive care with a mystery illness. Then as he got better he had to learn to walk again.

Treatment for birthmarks by Lucy

Teenagers - TV Lucy Animated Birthmark Laser Treatment
Treatment for birthmarks by Lucy, 14

Lucy has been having laser treatment on a birthmark on her face since she was very young. The laser removes layers of the birthmark to help reduce it. Now she has made a film about having a birthmark and coming to GOSH for treatment.

My heart operation by Thomas, 11

Teenagers - TV Tasha Animated Heart Review
My annual heart review by Tasha, 18

Tasha, now 18, had a heart and lung condition that resulted in her having major transplant surgery. Tasha has made a short film of the procedures that are part of her yearly check-ups at GOSH.

My heart review by Tasha, 18

Teenagers - TV Isaac Animated Heart Surgery
My heart surgery by Isaac

Isaac was told that he had inherited a dangerous heart condition from his dad. Within weeks he was booked in for surgery at GOSH and making a film about his experience.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by Isaac

Teenagers - TV Charlotte Animated Microtia

My new ear by Charlotte, 12

Charlotte, 12, was born with a condition called microtia, which means 'small ear'. She came to GOSH for surgery to build a new ear using cartilage from her ribs. After three operations she has a perfect new ear – and lots of good advice for young people in hospital.

Microtia by Charlotte, 12

Teenagers - TV Lloyd Animated Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease by Lloyd

Sickle cell disease is a painful condition that affects more than 6,000 adults and children in the UK. In his report Lloyd explains how it affects his body and talks about coming to GOSH for treatment.

Sickle cell disease by Lloyd

Teenagers - TV Chrystal Animated Spinal Muscular Atrophy & Scoliosis
Spinal muscular atrophy and scoliosis by Chrystal, 13

Chrystal, 13, was born with a condition called spinal muscular atrophy. She has been in and out of hospital all her life. Recently she had to come to GOSH for an operation to straighten her spine.

Spinal muscular atrophy by Chrystal, 13

Teenagers - TV Chloe Animated Stuve-Wiedemann Syndrome
Stuve-Wiedemann dysplasia by Chloe, 14

Chloe has Stuve-Wiedemann dysplasia - a bone disorder. She's had seven operations in the last two years and has been in and out of GOSH. Now she's made a video diary to show you that hospitals aren't too scary.