Having supported countless families with children needing transplants over the past four decades, we remain determined to ensure that the subject of child organ donation continues to be discussed. In support of NHS's Organ Donation Week 2023, a trio of families have kindly shared their transplant stories.
When one year old Lola Plimmer was transferred by air ambulance from Birmingham Children's Hospital to the Freeman Hospital needing a heart transplant, The Sick Children's Trust's Scott House 'Home from Home' supported mum Ella throughout her time in Newcastle
Born in 2012 with numerous cardiac complications that may never be resolved, Lucas Whitworth has undergone various heart surgeries at Leeds Children's Hospital. Mum Melissa Petrillo shares her story about how Eckersley House has supported her down the years.
Scott House, located just minutes away from the renowned Children’s Heart Unit at The Freeman, proved to be a lifeline for Red Sky Foundation founders Sergio Petrucci and his wife Emma, who stayed there while daughter Luna underwent lifesaving open heart surgery
Hunter was diagnosed with four congenial heart defects. Scott House kept his parents by his side when he underwent open heart surgery at six months old.
Rebekkah's son, Louie, was born six weeks premature and spent his first Christmas waiting to have heart surgery. Eckersley House kept them together so they could make special Christmas memories.
When three-month-old Naila needed emergency heart surgery, we provided her parents with a ‘Home from Home’ so they had one less thing to worry about.
Johnathan Storey is undertaking a tandem skydive, being one of 40 jumpers fundraising to mark the 40th Anniversary of The Sick Children's Trust
Baby Brooke needed emergency surgery to correct a heart defect she had from birth. Eckersley House made sure her parents Dave and Karen were always by her side
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'.
Chloe suffered a cardiac arrest and was airlifted to Great Ormond Street Hospital. While she recovered and underwent heart surgery, her parents stayed at Rainbow House.
Isabelle needed life saving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital for a heart condition. Rainbow House made sure her mum Laura was always by her side.
The Sick Children's Trust's Eckersley House 'Home from Home' in Leeds proved invaluable to the family of six-year-old Leigha-Mae Stones, who needed open heart surgery.
Eckerlsey House has been awarded a £10,000 grant from the Children's Heart Surgery Fund and the St.James's Place Charitable Foundation to help keep our 'Home from Home' supporting families with seriously ill children at Leeds Children's Hospital
Finley battled bronchiolitis, sepsis and a collapsed lung before going into cardiac arrest. Magnolia House made sure his mum Jess was always with him during his recovery.