Tag / family story
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.
News • Jan 08, 2018 14:27 GMT
The parents of Alfie Knight, who was born weighing just 545 grams, were given a room at Eckersley House for over ten weeks whilst he received life-saving treatment in Leeds General Infirmary
News • Jan 02, 2018 16:46 GMT
We supported Ivy's parents when she was flown from Malta to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery.
The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.
News • Dec 24, 2017 15:06 GMT
Baby Willow was born on 28 December 2016 at just 27 weeks old. Now the Penfold family are getting ready to celebrate her first Christmas after a tumultuous start to the year.
News • Dec 24, 2017 12:49 GMT
Freddie is a baby boy who was born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and oesophageal atresia (OA), which meant the lower part of his food pipe was connected to his wind pipe. As a result he underwent his first corrective operation at only 24 hours old. The Sick Children’s Trust supported his family at Magnolia House whilst Freddie was being treated in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
News • Dec 23, 2017 09:00 GMT
Henry, was diagnosed with leukaemia back in September. Having been transferred to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) for lifesaving treatment, his family were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust. Fortunately Henry has made it home in time for Christmas, and although he is still undergoing treatment as an outpatient, is excitedly getting ready to celebrate with his family.
We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history
News • Dec 22, 2017 12:04 GMT
Tessa Evans was born with an incredibly rare facial anomaly called arhinia, which means she has no nose. It is an extremely rare condition, with 47 reported cases in the history of modern medicine to this day. When she was born her parents were told she was one in 500 million, although since then the odds have gone down to one in 20 million.
Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior
News • Dec 21, 2017 10:16 GMT
Ellie, was just six weeks old when doctors diagnosed her with a rare congenital heart condition. Just two days later, Ellie took a turn for the worse, and was rushed into theatre at Freeman Hospital. Whilst she recovered from the operation her parents stayed at Scott House, along with Ellie’s older sister, Izzy.
Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped
News • Dec 18, 2017 14:42 GMT
Zac Keith was born with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy in January 2013 at just 29 weeks. His parents were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust after he was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital. 2017 has been a tough year for Zac, who has been in and out of hospital and once again his family have been supported by the charity on three separate occasions.
"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."
News • Dec 14, 2017 13:02 GMT
Albie’s parents knew he would need lifesaving surgery soon after birth and had heard about the work of The Sick Children’s Trust. Their baby spent over three weeks recovering in hospital and during this time the charity supported his family at Eckersley House. And as thank you, Albie and his family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust first ever Christmas appeal!
News • Dec 13, 2017 13:20 GMT
Edward's parents are supporting The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a 'Home from Home' at Stevenson House.
Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital
News • Dec 12, 2017 11:59 GMT
At a week old, Chace underwent major surgery to remove 40cm of his bowel as a result of necrotising enterocolitis. We supported his family at Magnolia House on two occasions and now his family are encouraging others to donate £30 to our Christmas appeal, to give another family a 'Home from Home'.
News • Dec 11, 2017 12:19 GMT
At just seven weeks old Kobi became seriously ill and was diagnosed with multiple heart conditions, which led to him spending his first Christmas in Leeds General Infirmary. The Sick Children’s Trust has supported Kobi’s family at Eckersley House since his first admission. As a thank you, Kobi's family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust’s first ever Christmas appeal!
News • Dec 07, 2017 17:00 GMT
Martyn Large is dreaming up at least a hundred challenges to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust, who have given his daughter a 'Home from Home' at Scott House whilst little Ellie has been receiving treatment in hospital.
Being able to make your seriously ill child their favourite meal before an operation is what makes the ‘Homes from Home’ so special.
News • Dec 07, 2017 11:02 GMT
Just after his fifth birthday, James was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Since then James has undergone chemotherapy and attended The Royal London Hospital where he had to have his eye removed. The SIck Children's Trust has supported James' family at Stevenson House during this time. And as a thank you, James and his family have joined in our first ever Christmas appeal!
We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us
News • Nov 27, 2017 14:25 GMT
Abby was born with two serious heart conditions - pulmonary stenosis (PS) and an atrial septal defect (ASD), but was almost two years old when she underwent open heart surgery and her parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House.
News • Nov 24, 2017 11:41 GMT
Stuart and Amanda's son, Samuel, passed away eight years ago during which time they were supported at Acorn House. To help cope with their grief, the couple have both written books. 25% of the profit from the sale of Sam's Story, which is available to buy on Amazon, is being donated to The Sick Children's Trust.
Even though we didn’t feel like celebrating, we were able to be together as a family over Christmas, just minutes from our baby boy
News • Nov 22, 2017 10:00 GMT
Less than 48 hours after taking their baby boy home, Jane and Simon Careless were back in hospital, standing back and watching their new-born, George, undergo countless scans and X-rays. Doctors diagnosed him with Hirschsprung's disease and he was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for urgent treatment. We have given his family a ‘Home from Home' each time he has been in hospital.
Dad walks marathon and raises £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust who supported them after birth of baby son
News • Nov 21, 2017 10:32 GMT
Richard Cheung has raised £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported his family at both Magnolia and Treetop House whilst baby Noah was receiving treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital
News • Nov 20, 2017 08:00 GMT
A grateful mum has held a pyjama party in her workplace and raised money for The Sick Children's Trust after she stayed with us at both Treetop and Magnolia House when her baby boy was seriously ill