Teenage Angst: Natasha’s Story

During Natasha’s admissions to Southampton Children’s Hospital in 2017 and 2018, herself and her family were able to seek some time away from the wards in the daytime to spend time together at the Southampton House where they could try …

Safe Haven: Sabrina’s Story

Sabrina is a survivor and a super brave 15-year-old who was supported by our Charity while being diagnosed for Hodgkin lymphoma; cancer that invades the vessels and glands of the lymphatic system (part of the immune system) attacking the white …

Emergency CPR: Darcy’s Story

When the unexpected happens, families can have their world turned upside down and when your baby requires specialist care at a hospital miles away, they journey into the unknown. When parents Matthew and Kayley discovered Kayley’s waters had broken, they …

Slow Recovery: Eddison’s Story

When our son Eddison became unwell during December 2018, we took him along to the A&E at Winchester Hospital where he was admitted with bronchiolitis. Eddison’s condition began to rapidly deteriorate, so we were quickly rushed to the Paediatric Intensive …

Great Memories: Evie’s Story

When Evie was just three weeks old, she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis – a condition which affects the lungs and digestive system. Guest Blogger: Sarah We first used the Ronald McDonald House in May 2015, the House had previously …

Transplant Complications: Max’s Story

Max’s parents Ria and Martin first stayed at the Southampton House in February 2015 when Max needed a kidney transplant. They stayed with us for four to six aweeks, which allowed the House team to be close to him and his family during the first acute phase of his illness.

One in 15,000: Mylah’s Story

When little Mylah was only 11 weeks old she was rushed to hospital after having a swollen tummy. During her time in hospital, her family stayed close to her in the Southampton House, where the family were able to create special memories together, including Mylah’s first birthday!

More than Bricks: Talia’s Story

After having been diagnosed with Bronchiolitis and needing to be put on life support, Talia was transferred to Southampton General Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. This was a really scary time for her family and their main concern, other than Talia’s health, was how they would cope as a family so far from home.

Miracle: Jessica’s Story

Jessica was just 10 days old when a midwife visited the family’s home and noticed that she was unwell. She was sent to their local hospital in Worthing, Sussex, where after further tests the doctors said Jessica had suspected meningitis. …


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