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.
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.
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.
Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped
News • Dec 18, 2017 14:42 GMT
Zac Keith was born with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy in January 2013 at just 29 weeks. His parents were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust after he was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital. 2017 has been a tough year for Zac, who has been in and out of hospital and once again his family have been supported by the charity on three separate occasions.
Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital
News • Dec 12, 2017 11:59 GMT
At a week old, Chace underwent major surgery to remove 40cm of his bowel as a result of necrotising enterocolitis. We supported his family at Magnolia House on two occasions and now his family are encouraging others to donate £30 to our Christmas appeal, to give another family a 'Home from Home'.
Even though we didn’t feel like celebrating, we were able to be together as a family over Christmas, just minutes from our baby boy
News • Nov 22, 2017 10:00 GMT
Less than 48 hours after taking their baby boy home, Jane and Simon Careless were back in hospital, standing back and watching their new-born, George, undergo countless scans and X-rays. Doctors diagnosed him with Hirschsprung's disease and he was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for urgent treatment. We have given his family a ‘Home from Home' each time he has been in hospital.
Dad walks marathon and raises £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust who supported them after birth of baby son
News • Nov 21, 2017 10:32 GMT
Richard Cheung has raised £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported his family at both Magnolia and Treetop House whilst baby Noah was receiving treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital
News • Nov 20, 2017 08:00 GMT
A grateful mum has held a pyjama party in her workplace and raised money for The Sick Children's Trust after she stayed with us at both Treetop and Magnolia House when her baby boy was seriously ill
News • Sep 19, 2017 12:59 BST
Chace was born at 31 weeks, weighing 3lbs 13oz and at six days old, he suddenly went pale and became completely lifeless. An X-ray revealed that Chace had necrotising enterocolitis, meaning the tissues in his bowel were inflamed and were starting to die. He required immediate surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital and we supported his family at Magnolia House at this time.
Knowing I had somewhere to stay so close to Jacob gave me great peace of mind. And I think being so close to Jacob helped him too.
News • Sep 15, 2017 12:10 BST
Jacob was attending his local hospital in Wakefield for hamstring release surgery and the removal of some of his teeth when he suffered a respiratory arrest. He required life saving treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital and we supported his family at Magnolia House during this time.
News • Aug 27, 2017 14:45 BST
Gary Westerby, 34, and Rob, 32, have cycled over 170 miles in memory of their friend’s son who died last year at just eleven days old.
Grandma races to raise funds for charity that was there for daughter when son underwent lifesaving surgery
News • Aug 22, 2017 16:23 BST
On Sunday 10 September, Ros will be taking on the Great North Run after being inspired by her grandson Freddie who continues to fight an extremely rare condition in Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Because Magnolia House was there for us, we could be there for Olivia and that’s why she recovered so quickly.
News • Aug 08, 2017 17:00 BST
Vicki was told she had a 0.07% chance of ever having another baby, so when Olivia was born at 25 weeks and two days, weighing 1lb 15oz, Vicki and Adrian were over the moon. Complications meant the couple were told their baby had a 25% chance of surviving and we supported them at Magnolia House during this time.
News • Jul 06, 2017 12:11 BST
The Mum of a little boy who last year underwent major surgery at just four weeks old has completed a sponsored 23 mile walk with family and close friends to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after they supported her family.
News • May 05, 2017 15:11 BST
We were delighted to receive £3,000 from the Co-op after being selected by a number of stores in Sheffield.
News • Mar 08, 2017 17:02 GMT
Just weeks ahead of his wedding, John is organising a charity football fun day as part of his stag celebrations to say thank you to The Sick Children's Trust for supporting his best man when his daughter was seriously ill in hospital.
News • Mar 01, 2017 14:34 GMT
Noah was born with an abnormal kidney which meant he needed to undergo major surgery at just days old. HWe supported his parents, Rich and Jen, at Magnolia House.
News • Feb 06, 2017 12:38 GMT
Olivia and Jake were born eight weeks early and Olivia was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital for treatment. We supported the family at Magnolia House.
Having Magnolia House meant we could focus 100% of our time and energy on helping our little girl recover.
News • Jan 19, 2017 12:20 GMT
Ella experienced meconium at birth and was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital as the doctors thought they could see a blockage in her bowl. Fortunately, it was an infection and not a blockage as expected, but we supported her Mum and Dad at Magnolia House when she was being treated.
News • Jan 13, 2017 09:43 GMT
Henry was born with a life-threatening condition - a twisted bowel. And during his time at Sheffield Children's Hospital he was also diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Throughout his treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital, Henry's parents Miriam and Adam were given free 'Home from Home' accommodation at Magnolia House.