News • Mar 14, 2018 11:45 GMT
The Leverton family are organising two charity balls to thank The Sick Children's Trust for supporting their family when their son, Harry, fell critically ill in hospital.
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.
News • Mar 08, 2018 16:30 GMT
Destiny Nevard and her Mum, Karen, feature in our new film, which showcases the charity’s vital work in helping families when they need it most. Find out more about Destiny's amazing journey after she was hit by a car and suffered life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, we were able to provide her family with a room in Stevenson House just moments from her intensive care bed.
Renowned actor Michael Crawford CBE set to visit The Guildhall Cambridge in exclusive event for The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Mar 08, 2018 10:31 GMT
Our President, Michael Crawford, will be attending The Guildhall in Cambridge for an exclusive event hosted by the Cambridge Fundraising Committee. Join us on Wednesday 11 April for 'An Audience with Michael Crawford' and beautiful performances from Irish Soprano Margaret Keys.
On 22 December I thought my daughter wasn’t going to make it, but just 72 hours later she woke up and shortly afterwards my partner, Trevor, proposed to me in the lobby of Stevenson House.
News • Mar 07, 2018 11:38 GMT
When Chloe fell ill in December 2015 her mother, Emma, became very concerned. A few days later Chloe was rushed to their local hospital in the middle of the night, where she was intubated and transferred to London for lifesaving treatment. During this time we supported her family at Stevenson House with free 'Home from Home' accommodation.
This was my second time being supported by The Sick Children’s Trust at Eckersley House and once again the charity proved to be a lifeline during a very stressful time.
News • Mar 06, 2018 11:36 GMT
Adrian and his partner Emma stayed at Eckersley House whilst their newborn son, Aston, recovered from a lifesaving operation in LGI earlier this year. Aston was born with a huge 2kg tumour growing at the base of his tailbone. The horrified parents could not have been more grateful to The Sick Children's Trust when they were given a room and moved in before Aston's terrifying 11.5 hour operation.
If I hadn’t had a heart attack when Ellie-Marie’s older sister was born, I wouldn’t have given birth in a specialist paediatric hospital and it is unlikely Ellie-Marie would be here today
News • Mar 01, 2018 19:05 GMT
Ellie-Marie had a very rocky start to life with doctors struggling for 45 minutes to establish an airway. Fortunately she was born at Leeds General Infirmary and the specialist team were able to save her. She spent months in hospital having been diagnosed with a rare condition, Pierre Robin Sequence and whilst she was receiving lifesaving treatment we supported her family at Eckersley House.
News • Mar 01, 2018 10:21 GMT
Before Mabel was born, she was give just a 50% chance of survival. However, when she entered the world, she proved to be a little fighter and defied the odds set against her. For weeks she was treated at The Royal London Children's Hospital and during this time we supported her parents and older brother at Stevenson House.
Knowing your baby could stop breathing every time they go to sleep is a terrifying reality that turns your world upside down.
News • Feb 28, 2018 09:00 GMT
Baby Sydney-Rose was diagnosed with necrotising enterocolitis and had to be transferred by emergency to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, over 90 minutes from her family's home. We supported her family at Chestnut House. Shortly after that we supported the Keatings again at Stevenson House when Sydney-Rose stopped breathing and required further lifesaving treatment. Mum, Tate, tells their story.
News • Feb 27, 2018 09:00 GMT
Born with gastroschisis Nelly was transferred by emergency to The Royal London Children’s Hospital shortly after birth. At just 12 hours old she underwent the lifesaving operation to put her intestines back into her body. The operation was a success and for six weeks whilst Nelly recovered in hospital we supported her parents with a room at Stevenson House.
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.
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.
News • Feb 23, 2018 16:14 GMT
Sue Cain is organising her second charity ball in aid of The Sick Children's Trust and two other charities close to her heart.
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.
News • Feb 14, 2018 09:00 GMT
A grateful dad, Mark Dean, whose two year old son required emergency lifesaving treatment when he was born will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust after we gave him and his wife, Poppy, a room at Chestnut House whilst baby David was in The Rosie Hospital
News • Feb 13, 2018 09:10 GMT
Next month, Tim will be running the Brentwood Half Marathon to raise money for us as thanks for supporting him and partner Victoria at Stevenson House in 2013 when their son Jack was born.
Having a room to stay in at Acorn House gave us a quiet place to be together and reflect on how lucky we had been.
News • Feb 12, 2018 11:36 GMT
Pollyanna's parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Acorn House after she underwent lifesaving surgery at just 12 weeks old.
News • Feb 09, 2018 16:11 GMT
Charlie and Ross were supported at Stevenson House when their daughter, Eva, was born prematurely at 27 weeks.
Ella got a new heart after five months in Freeman Hospital. A lot of that time she was on life support and it felt like we were too, but getting a new heart finally brought my baby back to life.
News • Feb 08, 2018 14:56 GMT
Ella was just 11 months old when her heart began to fail. Six months later she underwent her first open heart surgery at Freeman Hospital in the hope that her heart could be repaired, but this wasn’t to be the case. It was decided her only chance of survival would be to have a heart transplant and her family began the agonizing wait.
No sooner had I given birth to my baby he was taken away from me for lifesaving treatment, it was heartbreaking.
News • Feb 07, 2018 09:33 GMT
Davey was born with a condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia – a birth defect causing a hole in the diaphragm, allowing the organs from the abdomen to move into the chest. While he was receiving specialist treatment at Leeds General Infirmary we supported his family at Eckersley House.