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On tomorrow’s #POGLittleHeroes, you’ll meet baby Ezra and his mum Ruth. A nurse on Kingfisher ward here at GOSH, Ruth became a GOSH mum herself a few months ago after Ezra was born with a tracheo-oesophageal fistula, a rare condition affecting his trachea and oesophagus.
Don’t miss their compelling story. Tomorrow. 8pm. @itv.
#POGLittleHeroes #LittleHeroes #GreatOrmondStreet #PaulOGrady #TracheOesophagealFistula #TOF #KingfisherWard

It’s almost time for episode two! Meet Lily, who will be scooting into the next episode of #POGLittleHeroes tomorrow at 8pm on ITV.
Lily has acute myeloid leukaemia and has been treated at GOSH since February. Her mum, Sam, says: “Lily has made quite an impression on the nursing staff and doctors! Her positivity and sense of humour is what has saved us, she’s so funny and upbeat.” Tune in at 8pm tomorrow to see the impact Lily’s positive outlook has on Paul O’Grady.
Lily’s favourite part of being on TV? “Showing how great this hospital is, that must be why they call it great!” #POGLittleHeroes #LittleHeroes #GreatOrmondStreet #PaulOGrady #Leukaemia #AcuteMyeloidLeukaemia #AML

In last week’s #POGLittleHeroes we met nine-year-old singing superstar Lara and her Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anna.
Anna is GOSH’s Roald Dahl Clinical Nurse Specialist, which means that she looks after children with conditions that are so rare, they often don’t have a name. Anna was keen to get involved in the TV series to raise awareness of children with syndromes without a name (SWAN) and wanted viewers to take away that these patients are still just children and young people and want to be treated as such: “Lara wanted [people] to know that just because she’s short, she’s still a nine-year-old girl. When she sings, she is able to show she is a nine-year-old girl, but people might look at her and think she was a two-year-old, because of her height. There’s a lot of things people still don’t understand and perhaps don’t like to ask about children without a diagnosis. I think getting a chance to tell her story is really important.” #POGLittleHeroes #LittleHeroes #GreatOrmondStreet #SWAN #SyndromesWithoutAName #RoaldDahlNurse

Laura, blogger and GOSH Charity supporter, took part in our family fun run last year alongside her mum. “#RBCRacefortheKids is really inclusive and has a lovely, friendly atmosphere,” she said. “The volunteers and marshals were the most enthusiastic I've ever encountered and clearly enjoy what they do, which makes the world of difference! The route was scenic, and the entertainment was great fun. “Everything was clearly sign-posted, the animal mascots were brilliant fun, the drummers were amazing and the two water stations were generous. "Someone shouted mum's name over a megaphone as she crossed the finish line, which made her day! “RBC Race for Kids is my favourite 5k event by far.” Share your story with us using the hashtag #MyRaceForTheKids 🍂 Want to get involved this #autumn, 13 October? Sign up today by following link in bio 😊 #greatormondstreet

We can't believe that this time last week our fantastic Team Ramsay triathletes were in the midst of their AJ Bell London Triathlon challenge! A huge well done to everyone who took part. Your support will help seriously ill children from all over the UK who come to GOSH. Thank you!

Feeling inspired? You can register your interest in next year's event over on our website: gosh.org/londontriathlon

#Triathlon #LondonTriathlon #Swim #Bike #Run #GreatOrmondStreetHospital #GreatOrmondStreet #Fundraising #TeamRamsay

Hop into summer with our delightful Peter Rabbit™ range!
Featuring an exclusive fabric design, which includes original artwork by our young patients, there are three sizes to choose from. The largest size is a limited edition run of just 500 – and the GOSH Shop has been lucky enough to secure 100.
Best of all – 100% of the profits support Great Ormond Street Hospital: shop.gosh.org
#PeterRabbit #GUND #GreatOrmondStreet #HopIntoSummer #CharityShopping #Fundraising

A huge thank you to @jamesmcavoyrealdeal - we can’t wait for next week’s #POGLittleHeroes either! 📺🎉 #Repost @jamesmcavoyrealdeal with @get_repost
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Earlier in the year I was lucky to visit @GreatOrmondSt and meet some of the extraordinary patients, including the remarkable Lily. If you would like to meet Lily and learn her incredible story, please watch Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes at 8pm on ITV on Wednesday 15 August. I was blown away by just how brave and resilient she and the rest of the kids were – you will be too! #POGLittleHeroes #greatormondstreethospital

Stars of the very first episode of Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, Emily and Luke (and mum Juliet!), tell us all about how they found filming the series this summer here at GOSH... Missed them on Wednesday? Catch up on the first episode of #POGLittleHeroes on ITV Player now: itv.com
#POGLittleHeroes #GreatOrmondStreet #PaulOGrady #CysticFibrosis #ThatsAWrap

#FlashbackFriday to last weekend’s British Transplant Games! The two GOSH teams, GOSH Renal and GOSH Hearts and Lungs, did us proud in Birmingham winning over 30 medals! From badminton to table tennis and swimming to track and field – a huge well done to our brilliant GOSH athletes!
Just a few of our favourite moments…
In the GOSH Renal team, William won gold in the 50m track event at his first ever British Transplant Games, while Daniel won a medal in his first British Transplant Games swimming event, having only learnt to swim this year! Plus, Indigo celebrated her fifth birthday.
The GOSH Hearts and Lungs team were awarded Best Children’s Hearts Team in the competition – go team! Just a couple of our GOSH Hearts and Lungs individual winners – Harvey won a bronze medal in the tennis competition, Ben won a bronze in the long jump and Lily won gold in the 100m track event.
Well done to everyone involved – what a weekend!
#BritishTransplantGames #GreatOrmondStreet #GOSHRenal #GOSHHeartsAndLungs #WHBTG

The Chapel was one of the few areas of the hospital that survived the London Blitz without any damage. During the War, the Chapel was presented with two vases by exile Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia, in memory of his daughter Princess Tsahai, who worked as a nurse at GOSH in the 1930s. The Chapel is still at the forefront of the hospital's work today as a place for prayer and contemplation.
#FascinatingFridayFact #War #Hospital #Survival #Nurse #Chapel #Prayer

“As a parent, I worry – about whether they’re eating well, doing well at school, making good friends. Sometimes it feels overwhelming, but then I look at them. I just think it’s going to be okay and you get on with it. There are always going to be challenges along the way, but I wouldn’t change anything. Cystic fibrosis makes Emily and Luke unbelievably unique in how they see the world. We’ve met some of the most amazing professionals and families along the way.” Last night, we met Emily and Luke, and mum Juliet, on the brand-new ITV series Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes.
Keep watching – #POGLittleHeroes returns next Wednesday at 8pm!

Tonight, Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes followed Mackenzie’s journey as he made the big decision to undergo reconstructive ear surgery at GOSH. Mackenzie was born with Microtia, a condition where children are born with a small or absent ear.
In the past, Mackenzie has been bullied because of his condition and moved schools because of hurtful comments from others. "I think living in a small place like we do there’s not many people that have seen someone with microtia so it’s difficult for people to understand," says Mackenzie's mum, Louise. "It’s been a big decision for him to make to have the surgery to change himself." Mackenzie and his mum travelled to GOSH from their home in Norfolk the night before to prepare for his surgery and stayed in the patient hotel before Mackenzie was admitted to the ward.
Louise says: “Since his first operation, Mackenzie is so much more confident. He walks with his head held high and not with his hand covering his ear any more.” Mackenzie adds: “I can’t wait to see the final results; once the second part of the operation has taken place, when the ear is unpinned and released, it will look even better!” #POGLittleHeroes #LittleHeroes #GreatOrmondStreet #PaulOGrady #Microtia #EarReconstruction #EarReconstructionSurgery

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