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.
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.
News • Feb 13, 2019 16:56 GMT
Janet Boulton recently did a zip wire challenge which raised £215 for Eckersley House to say thank you to the charity for supporting her daughter with a 'Home from Home'.
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund donate £30,000 TO The Sick Children’s Trust to keep families with seriously ill children in hospital together
News • Feb 12, 2019 15:24 GMT
As part of a three-year £90,000 grant, Children's Heart Surgery Fund has donated £30,000 to Eckersley House to support more families with seriously ill children in hospital.
Christmas and New Year were a horrendous time, but at least my family were kept together thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Feb 12, 2019 12:27 GMT
Connie was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 when she was just seven weeks old. This is a neuromuscular disorder and babies with the condition rarely live beyond the age of two. However, a week later her parents met with a specialist, who told them about a new drug, Nusinersen. Connie had her latest injection the same day she celebrated her first birthday and is stronger than ever!
I had only just started to look pregnant when my baby girl arrived 106 days early. After spending four months in hospital we finally took Sophia home in December and have just celebrated her turning six months old.
News • Feb 11, 2019 16:05 GMT
Will and Vicky Simpson stayed with us at Stevenson House after Sophia was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing just 1lb 10oz. She overcame many challenges during the initial few weeks of her life and was transferred to Broomfield Hospital, closer to home, at just eight weeks old. Miraculously her parents took her home for the first time in December and she has just celebrate turning six months old.
Buffalo Partners take on the ‘Tough Mudder’ Challenge and raise over £30k to support families with sick children in hospital
News • Feb 04, 2019 12:31 GMT
Online Casino Affiliate programme Buffalo Partners have raised a monumental £33,800 for The Sick Children’s Trust after 15 employees took on a ten mile ‘Tough Mudder’ obstacle course at Holmbush Farm Estate in West Sussex last year.
To have that access to your child in hospital is so important and something every parent with a seriously ill child should have.
News • Jan 30, 2019 13:03 GMT
At a pregnancy scan, Gabi and Nathan were told their baby had a severe form of spina bifida and would need an operation when he was born. Because of the complex surgery and requirements of Jacob’s care, Gabi had to give birth to her son in Leeds, miles away from their home in Bradford. The couple were told about Eckersley House and have been supported there on two occasions.
We said our final goodbyes to George five times in the first few months of his life, but against every odd our brave baby pulled through and made it home from hospital
News • Jan 24, 2019 12:27 GMT
George Bownes was born at just 23 weeks and six days last July weighing 700g. At six days old he became seriously ill with necrotising enterocolitis and underwent emergency surgery and miraculously he survived the procedure. When he was five months old George was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and his parents, Hanna and Daniel, moved into Magnolia House.
News • Jan 22, 2019 12:21 GMT
Daniel Roche, whose five year old son required emergency lifesaving treatment shortly after he was born, will be running the Brighton Marathon and then the Virgin Money London Marathon two weeks later in April to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.
I had a healthy pregnancy and there was no clue that my birth would be anything other than straightforward. What actually happened, however, was my worst nightmare.
News • Jan 18, 2019 14:01 GMT
Jemma was in labour for 24 hours before her son, Alfie, entered the world. Although he was born healthy and breathing, things soon took a turn for the worst when Alfie started having seizures. He was separated from his Mum and rushed to Cambridge for specialist cooling treatment. During his time in hospital, we supported Dad Luke and Grandma Donna in Chestnut House.
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.