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Sometimes, the sickest twin knows it’s poorly and makes the noblest sacrifice to save the other. That is what Leo did. He became Oska’s guardian angel and saved his life. Now a charity has been established in his memory.

Sometimes, the sickest twin knows it’s poorly and makes the noblest sacrifice to save the other. That is what Leo did. He became Oska’s guardian angel and saved his life. Now a charity has been established in his memory.

News   •   Feb 18, 2019 11:49 GMT

When he was almost a year old Oska Feasey became very unwell and was rushed into hospital. He deteriorated quickly and was blue-lighted across to Royal Victoria Infirmary where his family were supported in Crawford House. They spent several weeks living in the ‘Home from Home’ over the Christmas period and have been supported by the charity twice more since.

Crawford House allowed some normality to be restored to my parents’ lives

Crawford House allowed some normality to be restored to my parents’ lives

News   •   Feb 14, 2019 12:03 GMT

Jasmine Casey was born seriously ill and underwent 11 operations in the first six months of her life. During this time her parents were supported at Crawford House. Since finding out more about The Sick Children's Trust, Jasmine has been determined to raise money and awareness for the charity.

Until I was in that position I’d never considered how long some families are away from home, by their child’s hospital bedside.

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.

Crawford House has been a ‘Home from Home’ to thousands of families. One of which is mine.

Crawford House has been a ‘Home from Home’ to thousands of families. One of which is mine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

Crawford House is like a warm blanket wrapping itself around families with seriously ill children in hospital.

Crawford House is like a warm blanket wrapping itself around families with seriously ill children in hospital.

News   •   Nov 10, 2018 10:40 GMT

Christine Coombes has been the House Keeper at Crawford House for 22 years and today is saying goodbye to the much-loved house.

We could give Nathan a kiss every morning and night while he fought for his life because of Crawford House

We could give Nathan a kiss every morning and night while he fought for his life because of Crawford House

News   •   Nov 05, 2018 15:53 GMT

At a week old, Lana's son, Nathan, was unexpectedly rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle when he started to struggle to breathe. On arrival, he deteriorated and was put into an induced coma. For three weeks his parents were supported at Crawford House while Nathan battled for survival.

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for charity

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for charity

News   •   Sep 14, 2018 10:27 BST

Gareth Wood is gearing up to take on the 2018 Screwball Rally this month in memory of his baby, Lewis, who tragically passed away at just four days old.

Teenager who received recent lung transplant set to run for charity

Teenager who received recent lung transplant set to run for charity

News   •   Aug 21, 2018 14:46 BST

Siobhan underwent a lung transplant last year and following it she and her family set a goal to take part in this year's Great North Run to raise money for Crawford House.

Father of sick toddler tackles Great North Run for charity

Father of sick toddler tackles Great North Run for charity

News   •   Jul 26, 2018 18:16 BST

Steven Saunderson, 46, is taking on the Great North Run on Sunday 9 September to support The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which kept him by his 19-month-old son Murdo’s hospital bedside throughout months of treatment.

Miracle survivor takes on Great North Run - again!

Miracle survivor takes on Great North Run - again!

News   •   Jul 26, 2018 14:07 BST

A South Shields man who survived being hit by a bus at just 11 years old is taking on the Great North Run for the second time on Sunday 9 September for The Sick Children’s Trust.

Grateful dad turns Total Warrior to raise cash for children’s charity

Grateful dad turns Total Warrior to raise cash for children’s charity

News   •   Jul 24, 2018 15:08 BST

Dad David, 32, experienced every parent’s worst nightmare as he watched on helplessly when his son, Archie, was born not breathing and his little body was resuscitated. We supported David when his son was transferred to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary at Crawford House.

Brave little boy organises Pyjama Party to raise money in memory of his sister

Brave little boy organises Pyjama Party to raise money in memory of his sister

News   •   May 16, 2018 14:30 BST

Seven year old Archie, who tragically lost his older sister to cancer last year, has raised money to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for their support whilst she received specialist treatment in a hospital miles away from home.

Friends and family on fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust on behalf of little Zachary

Friends and family on fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust on behalf of little Zachary

News   •   May 15, 2018 11:29 BST

Zachary's family and friends have been busy fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for support parents Elle and Peter with free 'Home from Home' accomodation at Crawford House.

Mum of little boy with rare muscle disorder shares son’s inspirational story to raise awareness

Mum of little boy with rare muscle disorder shares son’s inspirational story to raise awareness

News   •   Feb 26, 2018 09:38 GMT

We are currently supporting Kylan's family at Crawford House while he undergoes treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. Mum Amy has shared his story ahead of Rare Disease Day this Wednesday.

By staying at Crawford House, we are never more than just a few minutes from his side.

By staying at Crawford House, we are never more than just a few minutes from his side.

News   •   Feb 26, 2018 09:30 GMT

Kylan was admitted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he was diagnosed with a rare, life limiting muscle disorder. His family are currently being supported at Crawford House.

It was so nice to bring James over at dinner time so that we could all eat together and be as we would be at home.

It was so nice to bring James over at dinner time so that we could all eat together and be as we would be at home.

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 09:04 GMT

James was involved in a motorbike accident in which the bike caught fire and was rushed to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary - an hour away from home. For the next nine weeks, his parents Claire and Louis along with James’ younger brother stayed at Crawford House, with family visiting and spending time there until he was well enough to be discharged home.

We had been told about Scott House but had not been expecting the level of comfort, not to mention how close it was to the hospital.

We had been told about Scott House but had not been expecting the level of comfort, not to mention how close it was to the hospital.

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 13:09 GMT

Olivia was born with Ebstein's anomaly, a rare heart condition which accounts for just 1% of congenital heart conditions. Since she was born, she has undergone specialist treatment at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, where we have supported her family in Crawford and Scott Houses.

You just don’t imagine how quickly life can change. We had just returned in high spirits from a family holiday and only a few days later Faith was in theatre having a brain tumour removed

You just don’t imagine how quickly life can change. We had just returned in high spirits from a family holiday and only a few days later Faith was in theatre having a brain tumour removed

News   •   Jan 16, 2018 11:33 GMT

Faith Lawson was just five years old when her grandmother, Julie Baker, took her for a routine eye test and the optician referred her for an MRI scan, which detected a cancerous brain tumour that required emergency lifesaving treatment. The tumour was removed at Royal Victoria Infirmary and The Sick Children's Trust supported Faith's family at Crawford House for over two months.