News • Aug 30, 2018 14:15 BST
Charlie waited for four months for a lifesaving donor heart to become available. We supported his parents at Scott House, as well as Charlie's twin sisters who were born while he was waiting for a transplant.
The Sick Children’s Trust supported me and my family when a textbook pregnancy turned into a nightmare.
News • Aug 24, 2018 15:07 BST
When Claire's daughter Ava was born, she wasn't breathing. She has to be immediately transferred to The Rosie Hospital, while Claire had to stay at Peterborough Hospital to recover.
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.
News • Aug 21, 2018 10:34 BST
Friends of the Hyams family, who stayed at Stevenson House after baby William was born four months premature, have raised £2,080 after organising a giant raffle to say thank you to The Sick Children's Trust.
News • Aug 17, 2018 13:59 BST
Mum Elle is continuing her fundraising mission for Crawford House by taking on the Great North Run with two of her friends as thanks for supporting her when her son required specialist treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
News • Aug 13, 2018 14:47 BST
Niall Manning, from Lincoln, who overcame meningitis and heart failure at just six years old is preparing to start secondary school this September.
News • Aug 12, 2018 16:02 BST
Nineteen years ago, we supported Jackie's family when her son was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after their house set on fire. Now Jackie is taking on the Great North Run to raise money for us.
News • Aug 10, 2018 13:51 BST
A twin who has undergone two major heart surgeries since he was born is excited to start school for the very first time this September with his brother.
News • Aug 09, 2018 10:45 BST
For the second year in a row, Philippa Rabbits is organising a fundraising event as thanks for supporting her and her partner, Matt, in Acorn House whilst their daughter needed emergency surgery.
In the minutes after William arrived, Dan and I watched on helplessly, as doctors and nurses battled to establish an airway so our baby could breathe
News • Aug 07, 2018 09:30 BST
When mum, Anita, became unwell with tummy ache just 23 weeks into her pregnancy she didn’t think she was going into labour. However, within hours, she gave birth to William. Baby William didn’t breathe for 30 minutes although he had a heartbeat, meaning the doctors had to try to resuscitate him. By some miracle, they were able to intubate him and he was transferred to RLCH for treatment.
News • Aug 06, 2018 13:16 BST
Alexander recently graduated from nursery and is now ready to start primary school just months after undergoing his fifth surgery.
I had even considered sleeping in a sleeping bag in the park nearby just to be close to my son, so I was very glad that Rainbow House had room for us.
News • Aug 03, 2018 12:22 BST
When one year old Dexter had a life threatening lump in his chest that required a complex operation, we supported his parents Tom and Lucy at Rainbow House for four days. Tom talks about how having a 'Home from Home' meant that both he and Lucy could be by Dexter's bedside during a difficult time.
We honestly believe that because Noah could stay at Eckersley House and be there for his brother, Riley’s recovery was so much quicker
News • Jul 31, 2018 15:29 BST
Parents Chris and Wendy Watkins talk about how Eckersley House kept them by their son Riley's bedside, but also how having a 'Home from Home' meant that Riley was hardly separated from his twin, Noah.
News • Jul 30, 2018 12:16 BST
On Saturday 11 August, Dad Jaydan will be cycling 300km in 20 hours to thank The Sick Children's Trust for keeping his family together while his son, Rio, underwent numerous operations and procedures during his short life. He hopes to raise £750 in his son's memory.
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.
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.
Our daughter had to undergo a surgery that, to our knowledge, no child in her situation had ever had. But thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust, we could be right by her side.
News • Jul 25, 2018 16:01 BST
By the time Evie was four years old, she'd already undergone several open heart surgeries. She was due another, but doctors at her local hospital decided it was too risky. Thankfully, a specialist at Freeman Hospital decided that the operation could go ahead. During this time, we supported Evie's parents at Scott House.
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.