Real stories

Hear from patients and their families as they share their experiences of coming to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Surviving a brain tumour by Olivia, 18

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.

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I have long QT syndrome by James, 21

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.

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Living with cancer by Bryony, 26

Bryony, 26, tells her real story of being diagnosed aged two and living with cancer up until the age of 17.

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Growing up with microtia by Bethan, 18

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 asym

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I have methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) by Oliver, 16

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.

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