It was so nice to bring James over at dinner time so that we could all eat together and be as we would be at home.
News • Feb 06, 2018 09:04 GMT
James was involved in a motorbike accident in which the bike caught fire and was rushed to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary - an hour away from home. For the next nine weeks, his parents Claire and Louis along with James’ younger brother stayed at Crawford House, with family visiting and spending time there until he was well enough to be discharged home.
We had been told about Scott House but had not been expecting the level of comfort, not to mention how close it was to the hospital.
News • Feb 05, 2018 13:09 GMT
Olivia was born with Ebstein's anomaly, a rare heart condition which accounts for just 1% of congenital heart conditions. Since she was born, she has undergone specialist treatment at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, where we have supported her family in Crawford and Scott Houses.
At a time when we were completely lost and didn’t know what to do with ourselves, we were given a place to go.
News • Jan 30, 2018 13:24 GMT
At just a few days old, Amelia underwent major heart surgery after being diagnosed with a aortic narrowing and large hole in the heart. She was then admitted back to Freeman Hospital just before Christmas 2016 where she underwent went open heart surgery. On both occasions we supported her family at Scott House and to say, Dad Paul ran the Great North Run last year, raising £2,000 for us and CHUF.
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.
Since the stem cell transplant, Thomas’ immune system has developed and I can’t believe our little boy will be six at the end of January
News • Jan 22, 2018 10:06 GMT
Thomas' parents stayed at both Eckersley and Crawford House when their baby son, Thomas, was seriously ill as a baby. Finally it was discovered that Thomas had a rare primary immune deficiency disorder meaning that he did not have the ability to generate antibodies needed to fight off infections and would require a stem cell transplant when a donor became available.
News • Jan 19, 2018 15:53 GMT
Leeander and Zariah feature in Sunday's BBC Lifeline appeal presented by Michael Crawford CBE. Zariah was diagnosed with heart failure and needed a lifesaving donor heart to survive. Shortly after filming for BBC Lifeline, Leeander received the call she had been waiting for.
At the time when I desperately needed to be with my son, The Sick Children’s Trust made that possible.
News • Jan 19, 2018 11:00 GMT
Ned was born at 28 weeks weighing just 1.2kilos. He had a grade four bleed on the brain, sepsis and needed resuscitating and ventilating. Mum, Kerry, was told that the odds were very much against him and it was unlikely he would survive. However today, Ned celebrates his first birthday.
News • Jan 18, 2018 12:59 GMT
Darcie-May, along with her parents Nathan and Zara, will feature in Sunday's BBC Lifeline appeal to raise awareness and money for The Sick Children's Trust.
News • Jan 18, 2018 12:56 GMT
Darcie-May was born with a serious heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome . For the first seven months of her life she was treated at Freeman Hospital and during this time we supported her family at Scott House.
20 month old Flynn and family to feature in BBC Lifeline to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Jan 17, 2018 16:26 GMT
We supported Flynn's family in 2016 when he was born at 27 weeks and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital. He's now doing really well and this month, his family share their story on national television to help raise awareness and vital funds for The Sick Children's Trust.
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 13, 2018 08:17 GMT
Becs Hurst is joining #TeamSCT to raise money in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon. Becs has been supporting us since 2015, helping to raise awareness and fund for Big Chocolate Tea and most recently taken part in Vitality 10,000.
Our President Michael Crawford CBE presents this month’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Jan 12, 2018 15:06 GMT
Find out all about our BBC Lifeline Appeal. Michael Crawford CBE visits our 'Homes from Home' to help raise awareness of The Sick Children's Trust.
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 03, 2018 09:00 GMT
Laura and Chris Penfold are on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported them when baby Willow was born 13 weeks early and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital.
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.