News • Jan 18, 2019 11:20 GMT
At a young age Connor was diagnosed with a condition called scoliosis, which is the curvature of the spine. By the time he was nine years old, his spine had curbed to 96 degrees. Last year, he had to undergo world first pioneering surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital. During this time, his parents Michaela and Marios were supported at Magnolia House.
At Guilford Street House I could take a step back from the ward to recover from the physical and mental exhaustion.
News • Jan 17, 2019 09:03 GMT
Harry’s life is split between Great Ormond Street Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Warwickshire. Harry’s had to undergo major operations and his parents have been told several times that he may not live to see another day because he has a rare heart condition called Shone’s complex. His dad has been supported at Guilford Street House.
Until I was in that position I’d never considered how long some families are away from home, by their child’s hospital bedside.
News • Jan 16, 2019 11:57 GMT
Jack was born with a rare condition, duodenal atresia, which occurs in 6,000 babies. At just two days old, he underwent major surgery and remained in hospital for the first three weeks of his life . While Jack's mum could sleep on the ward, Jack's dad was supported at Crawford House. Jack is now doing really well and his family and friends have raised over £450 for Crawford House.
Family and friends of Sophie Pokorny exceed £20,000 mark in fundraising campaign for The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Jan 15, 2019 11:24 GMT
The friends and family of three year old Sophie Pokorny who tragically passed away last summer have raised over £20,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust in her memory after a huge fundraising drive. Sophie's parents, Karl and Abbie, were supported in Rainbow House whilst she waited for a donor heart to become available in Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Seeing Bobby laugh and play with his sisters in an environment other than the hospital ward gave us the small glimmer of hope we so dearly needed.
News • Jan 14, 2019 16:31 GMT
At just five years old, Bobby, was involved in a car accident which left him with life-threatening injuries. and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He had just a 10% chance of survival and within 48 hours underwent three brain surgeries. It was during this time that Jeff and Carly were told about Acorn House, which became their home for four months.
Chief Naval Petty Officer and colleagues fundraise on board HMS Westminster to thank The Sick Children's Trust
News • Jan 07, 2019 12:33 GMT
Chief Naval Petty Officer Ryan ‘Nobby’ Halls, 32, organised a fundraiser aboard HMS Westminster, the Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, last year to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting his family over Christmas 2016 when his daughter, Sadie, was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, miles from the family’s home in Thetford.
News • Jan 03, 2019 10:19 GMT
Mum Kelly is on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her at our 'Home from Home' Chestnut House when her daughter was born seriously ill.
News • Dec 20, 2018 17:22 GMT
Skyswood Primary School shared their Christmas Wishes with us as part of our Christmas appeal. read the article and watch the video to find out more.
News • Dec 17, 2018 15:18 GMT
Crawford Assistant House Manager, Emily, was supported at Crawford House five years ago when her son, Daniel, was born at just 25 weeks. Since then, Emily has become a support to many of the families who pass through the door at Crawford House. Here she shares her experience.
Lottie has defied everyone’s expectations to make it home in time for Christmas. We couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to introduce our greatest gift to all our friends and family.
News • Dec 13, 2018 16:46 GMT
Please see the attached family story. Kim and her partner, Jamie, were terrified when they were told their unborn baby had duodenal atresia, which meant that a portion of her small intestine was closed off. Lottie needed lifesaving surgery at Sheffield Children’s Hospital just hours after birth.
Without the charity’s help, finding a way to keep our family together would’ve been incredibly hard.
News • Dec 13, 2018 11:49 GMT
Harvey is looking forward to celebrating his first Christmas with his parents at home after a traumatic start to life. Emily and Chris, from Upper Cambourne, share their story in support of The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Appeal.
I’m so proud of my little heart warrior and can’t wait for our first Christmas at home as a family. But we’ll never forget The Sick Children’s Trust’s support at Christmastime last year.
News • Dec 10, 2018 12:40 GMT
Mum Stacey wasn't able to spend Christmas Day with her newborn daughter Olivia, but thanks to Scott House, Olivia's Dad was with her, ensuring that she didn't wake up on her first Christmas morning alone.
We can’t wait to celebrate a worry free Christmas with the twins this year, excited that in just a few months they will be welcoming their new baby brother or sister into the world!
News • Dec 04, 2018 16:19 GMT
Ruby Price went into labour just 23 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to from Southend Hospital to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge where she gave birth five days later. Leighton weighed 1lb 6oz and Lola only 1lb 2oz. Doctors warned the traumatised parents that there was a strong chance they would lose both babies. Miraculously, against all odds, they pulled through!
Nothing can prepare you for having such a tiny baby, but Crawford House has meant I’ve been with Ella-Rose every step of the way.
News • Dec 01, 2018 09:05 GMT
Ella-Rose weighed just over one pound when she was born on 31 July just 26 weeks into Sophie's pregnancy. Miraculously and against all odds she survived and made it home on her due date, which was 5 November. We supported Mum, Sophie, in Crawford House whilst Ella-Rose grew stronger in Royal Victoria Infirmary.
News • Nov 30, 2018 12:09 GMT
Mark and Poppy Dean will share their story to over 700 people at The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 12 December. Mark and Poppy were supported at Chestnut House when their son, David, was rushed to The Rosie Hospital at just a few hours old. The couple will join a celebrity line-up featuring Alan, Carr,
With the support of The Sick Children’s Trust, it’s possible for a child in hospital not to wake up alone on Christmas morning.
News • Nov 29, 2018 09:44 GMT
Jessica was born at just 27 weeks and spent nearly three months in hospital before she was discharged home – eight days before her due date. Her parents, Alison and William, were supported at Crawford House while Jessica was treated at newcastle's RVI..
When we were told our daughter might never walk again, we needed a space away from the hospital to come to terms with it.
News • Nov 29, 2018 09:34 GMT
Esmae suddenly became seriously ill just a week before Christmas and within days had lost movement in her entire body. She was diagnosed with a rare disease called transverse myelitis, which was causing inflammation of her spinal cord and swelling on her brain. Esmae spent the entire of Christmas in hospital, but didn’t wake up alone on Christmas morning because of Magnolia House.
News • Nov 26, 2018 13:13 GMT
Imogen was born with a rare condition known as Poland syndrome, which effects very few children and is characterised by the webbing of the fingers and underdevelopment of chest muscle. As a result, Imogen has undergone two major surgeries at Leeds Children's Hospital during which time her parents have been supported at Eckersley House.
In the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was able to express and take milk up to Leo on the ward and would sit with him so he knew he wasn’t alone.
News • Nov 20, 2018 11:02 GMT
After a very long labour baby Leo suffered from a pneumothorax when he took his first breath. He required lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, an hour away from the family's home. His parents and older brother, Jenson, stayed in Chestnut House for five days whilst he recovered and Leo made it home when he was 12 days old. He turned one year old in May this year.