Arriving six weeks early in Chelmsford, Essex, baby Jude needed immediate life-saving attention before being placed on a ventilator and transferred to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. To mark World Prematurity Day 2023, which takes place on 17 November, dad James Eddleston explains how Chestnut House kept him close to his son at the most difficult of times.
Organ Donation Week 2023: After suffering heart failure last year aged one, Amelia Bolter has been a patient at Great Ormond Street Hospital since October 2022, waiting for a donor heart to become available. Amelia's mum Jodie - who arrived at Guilford Street House heavily pregnant but now has eight-month-old Blossom in tow - shares their story.
As part of NHS Organ Donation Week 2023, we spoke with mum of eight Emma Austin from Shrewsbury, who we supported at our Scott House 'Home from Home' while her 13-year-old daughter Olivia underwent a heart transplant at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital. Emma describes the donor heart as “an incredible gift” that has provided Olivia with the chance of a normal life after a decade of struggle.
Organ Donation Week 2023: Following his daughter Beatrix's long awaited heart transplant in June, dad Terry Archbold brings us up to speed on her journey and his ongoing desire to raise awareness about child organ donation.
Toddler Beatrix Archbold is awaiting a heart transplant at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, with the family being supported at our Scott House 'Home from Home'.
Max's family stayed with us four years ago when he was waiting eight months for a heart transplant. Since then they have inspired a huge change in the laws around organ donation in England. Read how they have been getting on since leaving Scott House
Finlay has spent over 300 days on the urgent transplant list while waiting for a donor heart. Scott House has kept his parents by his side throughout his transplant journey
Kori has undergone two heart transplants at Freeman Hospital in his short life, throughout his treatment we have been there supporting his family so that they can be right by his side
Sisters Lucie and Isobel share something unique. Both have been listed on the urgent transplant list, and both were given the gift of life.
Sophie has been supported by both Scott and Crawford Houses when her son waited for a heart transplant and kidney transplant
Esme's family were supported at Rainbow House for over 11 months while she waited for a lifesaving donor heart