I had only just started to look pregnant when my baby girl arrived 106 days early. After spending four months in hospital we finally took her home this week just in time for Christmas.
News • Dec 10, 2018 16:08 GMT
Will and Vicky Simpson stayed with us at Stevenson House after Sophia was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing just 1lb 10oz. She overcame many challenges during the initial few weeks of her life and was transferred to Broomfield Hospital, closer to home, at just eight weeks old. Miraculously her parents took her home for the first time last Wednesday, which is where they will celebrate Christmas.
I remember the first night I stayed in Stevenson House I hardly slept. Knowing Isla was so close was comforting and I wanted to be with her all the time, but I also knew I needed to rest so I could be strong for my baby.
News • Nov 06, 2018 18:40 GMT
Ashley went into labour just 24 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to her local hospital. Unable to stop the labour, doctors delivered twin girls, Esme and Isla. Tragically, Esme was stillborn, but Isla had a faint heartbeat and was rushed up to the neonatal intensive care unit before being transferred over to London a few hours later for lifesaving treatment.
News • Sep 13, 2018 13:50 BST
The Richards family have spoken out in support of The Sick Children's Trust, which supported them for six weeks at Stevenson House when baby Joshua needed lifesaving surgery at Royal London Children's Hospital shortly after he was born.
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.
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.
News • May 30, 2018 09:06 BST
Eva's parents, Charlie and Ross, are encouraging their local community to get involved in Big Chocolate Tea. Read why here.
News • May 03, 2018 19:44 BST
The Smallbone family have continued to support The Sick Children's Trust by getting involved in Big Chocolate Tea as thanks for supporting them when their daughter required emergency treatment miles away from home.
News • Apr 24, 2018 10:00 BST
Tim Prosser spent hours pounding the pavements in the run up to the Brentwood Half Marathon, due to take place last month. However, following the UK’s worst weather in decades, the event had to be cancelled for the first time in 37 years. Determined not to let this stop him, Tim carried on with his fundraising mission and completed his own virtual half marathon a few weeks later.
News • Apr 18, 2018 11:56 BST
The Sick Children’s Trust’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, Big Chocolate Tea, has got off to a choc-tastic start after families, friends, supporters and staff came together for a fun-filled afternoon.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
News • Dec 13, 2017 13:20 GMT
Edward's parents are supporting The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a 'Home from Home' at Stevenson House.
Being able to make your seriously ill child their favourite meal before an operation is what makes the ‘Homes from Home’ so special.
News • Dec 07, 2017 11:02 GMT
Just after his fifth birthday, James was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Since then James has undergone chemotherapy and attended The Royal London Hospital where he had to have his eye removed. The SIck Children's Trust has supported James' family at Stevenson House during this time. And as a thank you, James and his family have joined in our first ever Christmas appeal!