I will never forget that the charity held out a hand for me and helped me back onto my feet when I needed it the most.
News • Oct 16, 2018 12:13 BST
We supported Mum Stacey and Dad George at Guilford Street House when ten week old Charlie George needed treatment for a range of viruses and infections. We are delighted that Charlie George is now home and doing well.
Those two weeks that Quinn was in hospital were very long and very tough, but having a room in Eckersley House made all the difference
News • Oct 11, 2018 12:01 BST
Paige stayed with The Sick Children's Trust for two weeks at Eckersley House when Quinn was rushed back into hospital shortly after being born and required an emergency transfer to Leeds Children’s Hospital from Bradford Royal Infirmary.
News • Sep 27, 2018 10:23 BST
We're celebrating 25 years of supporting families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at St James's Hospital and Leeds Children's Hospital. Linda Bastiman and her son Chris share their experience of how Eckersley House helped them in 2006.
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 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.
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.
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 • Jun 06, 2018 14:42 BST
Rorie's parents, along with their friends, have raised over £3,200 for Magnolia House as thanks for supporting them when Rorie needed brain surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital.
The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight weeks whilst Oscar was in hospital. When we were going through hell they provided us with some sense of normality.
News • Jun 05, 2018 13:03 BST
Oscar was diagnosed with encephalitis, an uncommon but serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed in February this year and he was transferred by emergency to Sheffield Children's Hospital for lifesaving treatment. Once there we gave his Mum and Dad free 'Home from Home' accommodation at both Magnolia and Treetop Houses for eight weeks until he was discharged home.
It’s been a rocky few months since Finn was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with lots of ups and down. I wish I could wrap my baby up in a bubble to keep him safe.
News • May 25, 2018 15:46 BST
In February baby Finn became seriously unwell when he was just six months old. He was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with extreme breathing difficulties and a dangerously high temperature. On arrival Finn was sedated whilst doctors battled to save his life. Two days later, and with her baby still seriously ill, Mum, Shannon Brown, was relieved to be offered a room at Magnolia House.
News • May 15, 2018 11:29 BST
Zachary's family and friends have been busy fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for support parents Elle and Peter with free 'Home from Home' accomodation at Crawford House.
I can safely say that the only reason we have managed to get through these past months with our sanity intact is because our family has been able to stay at Eckersley House run by The Sick Children’s Trust.
News • Apr 26, 2018 12:30 BST
Leah, who was diagnosed with a rare liver disease shortly after she was born, has been receiving lifesaving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary over the past six months. Throughout this time her parents and two young siblings have been supported at Eckersley House. Here, her grateful father, tells their story.
Scott House took away a lot of the anxiety my teenage daughter was feeling and enabled her to relax before her operation.
News • Apr 23, 2018 13:00 BST
13 year old Darcy Hoffman and her mum, Leanne , stayed with The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House whilst she underwent a life changing procedure at Freeman Hospital. Diagnosed with a heart condition known as cardiac dysrhythmia when she was just three weeks old, meaning she had an abnormal heartbeat, Darcy had needed to take copious amounts of medication to keep her healthy up to this point.
I do not have the words to say what a difference The Sick Children’s Trust made to our lives during such a traumatic time
News • Apr 05, 2018 17:05 BST
Lauren and Andrew were supported by us at Chestnut Houses after the birth of their identical triplet boys, Ted, Tom, and Ralphy, in February 2014. Sadly Ralphy didn’t make it and died in his parents’ arms, but Ted and Tom are now four years old. Lauren and Andrew are taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 miles cycle challenge to raise £30 for every night Ralphy was in hospital, £1,470.
The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.
News • Apr 03, 2018 12:24 BST
We supported Rhiannon and Zak in Chestnut House for three weeks when their daughter Luna was recovering from necrotising enterocolitis.. Luna has since battled pneumonia, been declared profoundly deaf and had stoma reversal surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. When the family returned to Cambridge for Luna’s second operation, Rhiannon and Zak stayed with us again at Acorn House.