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Going home after an eight-month battle: James’s story

3rd Aug 2022

At the beginning of December 2021, 14-year-old James, from Ellesmere Port on the Wirral, became poorly with high temperatures and lethargy. Having tested negative for Covid,…

Long-Covid turns into life-threatening tumour: Kane’s story

27th Jul 2022

When teenager Kane, from Crewe in Cheshire, was suffering from persistent headaches following a bout of coronavirus at the beginning of 2022, doctors originally thought…

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A fighter from the beginning: Ivy’s story

12th Jul 2022

In July 2018, baby Ivy-Rose was born 15 weeks prematurely, weighing a tiny 405g and was a fighter from the very beginning. Her mum Gemma,…

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Unexpected complications: Lilly’s story

11th Jul 2022

When 10-year-old Lilly was just five, an accident at a trampoline park caused her to break her leg and left her needing surgeries, including the…

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Providing a lifeline: Harrison’s story

27th Jun 2022

The Ronald McDonald Evelina London House has provided a ‘lifeline’ for Sophie, from Sevenoaks, since her little boy Harrison, now aged two, was first admitted…

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Fearing the worst: Sienna’s story

26th Jun 2022

When Marie’s waters broke at 24 weeks pregnant with her second child, she was fearing the worst. Doctors said Marie’s baby girl would have a…

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We call ourselves ‘operation buddies’: Noah’s story

21st Jun 2022

Noah, from Reading in Berkshire, was just four weeks old when he was diagnosed with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a condition causing the kidneys to leak…

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Meet Four Fantastic Dads nominated by our House teams

9th Jun 2022

Every father figure that walks into our Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK are all going through something traumatic – having a child in hospital….

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We wouldn’t have managed: Josh’s story

31st May 2022

Guest blogger: Claire When your child is unwell and needing to be cared for in the hospital – your world stops. Our life was turned…

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Everything went downhill within hours: Elsie’s story

16th May 2022

Guest blogger: Katie Everything was fine. We had a quick labour at the Wallingford Birthing Centre. It was then when we took her home, about…

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