When eight year old Olly Brooks went from running a cross country race to being on a ventilator in hospital in just 24 hours, our Eckersley House 'Home from Home' kept Helen and Tim close to their son during his treatment for heart failure
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.
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.
Danny Joy, the driving force behind ISG’s recent £30,000 kitchen re-fit at our Stevenson House 'Home from Home', shares about how The Sick Children's Trust was there for his family when they needed it the most.
Cambridge Futsal Club, who play in the FA National Futsal Series, has named The Sick Children’s Trust as its nominated charity for the 2022/23 season.