In March 2013, eight-year-old Sam developed a rash and virus. After a few days it didn’t go away and Sam’s mum, Lee, knew something more serious was going on. Sam was later diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and referred to Great Ormond Street
Eight-year-old Jude was born with spina bifida, a birth defect where the spinal cord and surrounding vertebrae haven’t formed properly, causing a gap in the spine. His mum, Nadine, tells us about her experience.
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).