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While there is no cure, cystic fibrosis is so close to being a liveable disease. There is a lot of hope.

While there is no cure, cystic fibrosis is so close to being a liveable disease. There is a lot of hope.

News   •   Mar 12, 2018 11:23 GMT

Charlie Aitchison underwent lifesaving surgery when he was just two days old after being diagnosed with a blocked bowel. Over the weeks that followed his parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Treetop House and were never more than a few moments from his hospital bedside. Charlie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-limiting illness when he was just three weeks old.

I can’t put in to words what it feels like to be told your two year old daughter has a life-threatening brain tumour.  And that it’s growing so deep inside her head that they might not be able to remove it all.

I can’t put in to words what it feels like to be told your two year old daughter has a life-threatening brain tumour. And that it’s growing so deep inside her head that they might not be able to remove it all.

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 09:00 GMT

Mum, Dani Spence, stayed with us at Magnolia and Treetop House whilst her daughter, Lacey, underwent lifesaving treatment to remove a brain tumour in Sheffield Children's Hospital. Fortunately Lacey is now out of hospital and recovering well. Here Dani tells her story.

When Summer-Mae was strong enough we were invited to take her to a tea party at Treetop House and we caught up with the other families and staff.

When Summer-Mae was strong enough we were invited to take her to a tea party at Treetop House and we caught up with the other families and staff.

News   •   Jan 22, 2018 18:23 GMT

Summer-Mae was born in November 2008 and is seriously disabled. Last September, while the family of nine were on a family holiday together, Summer-Mae became seriously ill and had to be ventilated and placed into a medically induced coma before being transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We supported her family whilst Summer-Mae recovered.

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

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.

Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped

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.

Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital

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'.

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

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

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

Mum and colleagues wear pyjamas at work to raise money for charity

Mum and colleagues wear pyjamas at work to raise money for charity

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

Family raise £8,000 in memory of three year old son

Family raise £8,000 in memory of three year old son

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 11:07 BST

Reuben Lavric sadly passed away last August and since his family have been tirelessly fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust along with TOFs and The Children's Hospital Charity.

Thanks to Magnolia House, I was able to be there for him throughout it all – he was never alone.

Thanks to Magnolia House, I was able to be there for him throughout it all – he was never alone.

News   •   Sep 19, 2017 12:59 BST

Chace was born at 31 weeks, weighing 3lbs 13oz and at six days old, he suddenly went pale and became completely lifeless. An X-ray revealed that Chace had necrotising enterocolitis, meaning the tissues in his bowel were inflamed and were starting to die. He required immediate surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital and we supported his family at Magnolia House at this time.

Knowing I had somewhere to stay so close to Jacob gave me great peace of mind. And I think being so close to Jacob helped him too.

Knowing I had somewhere to stay so close to Jacob gave me great peace of mind. And I think being so close to Jacob helped him too.

News   •   Sep 15, 2017 12:10 BST

Jacob was attending his local hospital in Wakefield for hamstring release surgery and the removal of some of his teeth when he suffered a respiratory arrest. He required life saving treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital and we supported his family at Magnolia House during this time.

Grandma races to raise funds for charity that was there for daughter when son underwent lifesaving surgery

Grandma races to raise funds for charity that was there for daughter when son underwent lifesaving surgery

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:23 BST

On Sunday 10 September, Ros will be taking on the Great North Run after being inspired by her grandson Freddie who continues to fight an extremely rare condition in Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Treetop House made a terrifying time that little bit easier

Treetop House made a terrifying time that little bit easier

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 12:59 BST

When Oliver was born seriously ill, he needed specialist treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital and during this time, we supported his family at Treetop House. Now Dad Adrian is taking part in the Great North Run to thank us for our support.

Because Magnolia House was there for us, we could be there for Olivia and that’s why she recovered so quickly.

Because Magnolia House was there for us, we could be there for Olivia and that’s why she recovered so quickly.

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 17:00 BST

Vicki was told she had a 0.07% chance of ever having another baby, so when Olivia was born at 25 weeks and two days, weighing 1lb 15oz, Vicki and Adrian were over the moon. Complications meant the couple were told their baby had a 25% chance of surviving and we supported them at Magnolia House during this time.

Ten year old Lola beats brain tumour and bounces back to school

Ten year old Lola beats brain tumour and bounces back to school

News   •   Aug 03, 2017 11:49 BST

After undergoing a brain tumour removal operation, ten year old Lola has made an amazing recovery and is ready to start secondary school this September.

Mum treks 23 miles to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Mum treks 23 miles to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 06, 2017 12:11 BST

The Mum of a little boy who last year underwent major surgery at just four weeks old has completed a sponsored 23 mile walk with family and close friends to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after they supported her family.

Family add £35,000 to charity pot after double success at fundraisers

Family add £35,000 to charity pot after double success at fundraisers

News   •   Jun 20, 2017 09:20 BST

Marcus and Laura Leverton continue to support The Sick Children's Trust and have boosted their total fundraising total to over £162,000, following two successful annual charity balls earlier this year.

Families unite in tandem skydive to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Families unite in tandem skydive to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jun 03, 2017 10:04 BST

Matthew Lawton and Mollie Fountain will be taking on a skydive a week today to raise money for us as thanks for helping both their families at Eckersley House and Treetop House. They are members of Scissett Working Men's Club - who have nominated the charity for the year - and have already raised £2,505

Taylor Wimpey supports families with seriously ill children in hospital in Yorkshire

Taylor Wimpey supports families with seriously ill children in hospital in Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2017 09:53 BST

Property developers Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire have selected The Sick Children's Trust as its charity of the year and recently held a ball which raised £3,000.