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.
Dave Mercer tells us how knowing his daughter and son-in-law had a place to stay at Scott House impacted the whole family when his granddaughter was in Freeman Hospital
Sarah and her husband Paul were spending the weekend away in London when she gave birth 12 weeks prematurely, 270 miles away from home. Stevenson House made sure they had somewhere stay close to their son Brandon.
During a 16 week scan Lily and Ashley found out their daughter, Ruby's, kidneys were dilated which made it unlikely she would survive. Chestnut House kept them together while she received specialist treatment.
Michael passed away in 2019 at just 15 years old and spent a lot of time in hospital. His mum, Laura, shares with us how Acorn House helped make his time in hospital a bit easier
During lockdown, Stacey gave birth to her daughter Esme who was diagnosed with a rare heart condition who needed treatment at Freeman Hospital, which is where we supported her and husband Karl at Scott House
Sophie was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumour and admitted to Newcastles RVI for surgery. During this time and throughout her recovery Crawford House became a 'Home from Home' to her parents
Sophie and Daniel suddenly found themselves at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge when their local hospital said there was nothing more that they could do. Find out how our support at Acorn House made a difference to them
After Florence suffered a cardiac arrest due to a heart condition Acorn and Rainbow Houses made sure her parents were always be her side.
At three months old Declan was rushed to Newcastle when he was struggling to breathe. He then underwent major surgery to save his life. Read how we kept his family together.
Sisters Lucie and Isobel share something unique. Both have been listed on the urgent transplant list, and both were given the gift of life.