Real stories

Stroke: Arthur

Arthur was seven months old when he had his first open-heart surgery. Following a complication in surgery Arthur had a stroke. Mum Laura shares their story.

Fall: Emma

In September 2019, teenager Emma fainted at her local GP surgery. Emma hit her head and was immediately admitted to hospital. Mum Joanna shares their story, with help from Emma.

Sports: Spike

In April 2021 Spike had a serious skateboarding accident, falling headfirst into a wall. Mum Carrie shares their story.

Brain tumour: Maisie

In January 2016, 10-year-old Maisie was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Mum Dawn shares their story from months in hospital through to recent rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.

Brain tumour: Jake

In January 2019, 16-year-old Jake had an operation to remove a brain tumour. When he woke up, he couldn’t walk or talk. Mum Bal shares their story.