Family stories

Moosa with his family at Rainbows

Moosa's Story

Moosa was born with a heart condition, has suffered multiple heart attacks and has heart failure but is too ill for the transplant he so desperately needs

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Winnie's Story

Winnie has battled against the odds with a rare brain condition.

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Winnie with her mum
Jude and McKenzie's Story

Jude and McKenzie's Story

Despite being ventilated, brothers Jude and McKenzie can enjoy swimming with their family when they visit Rainbows.

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Arliya-Leigh's story

Arliya-Leigh was only a few hours old when her parents were told a plan was being implemented for her to “go home to die”. But Arliya-Leigh, who has Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) is proving medics wrong as she continues to fight and has now celebrated her first birthday.

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Arliya-Leigh
Darlene's story

Darlene's story

The Hydrotherapy Pool at Rainbows is the only place Darlene can go swimming because everywhere else is just too cold for her. Find out how else we support Darlene and her family, by reading her story.

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Aadi's story

It was late 2016 that Aadi and his family found themselves on a devastating journey they never expected.

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Aadie's Story
Izzy's Story

Izzy's story

Despite suffering daily seizures and needing round the clock care, nine-year-old Izzy is a “little ray of sunshine”.

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Krystian's story

Krystian has rare muscle weakening disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was diagnosed when he was eight-months-old.

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Krystian's Story
Ellie and sisters

Ellie's story

For Ellie life is complicated.

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Haroon's story

Haroon Seedat was the very first young person to ever come through the doors of Rainbows in 1994 when he was 19-months-old.

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Haroon's Story

Preston's story

Preston has a life-threatening heart condition but he doesn’t let that stop him from running around, playing and enjoying life.

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Olivia's story

Olivia has a condition so rare there have only been four reported cases worldwide in the last 10 years. She has suffered over 400 seizures a day and her parents have never heard their little girl cry.

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Kaleb's Story

Kaleb's story

Kaleb was born unexpectedly at home... now 15 months old he continues to make progress but his future remains uncertain..

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Isla-Grace's story

When heartbreak turned to hope for baby Isla-Grace.

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Isla-Grace's story
Vivek's Story

Vivek's Story

Campaigner, advocate, superhero... meet Vivek

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Jessie's Story

Jessie suffers from a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy and factors such as the weather and over stimulation can cause life-threatening seizures.

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Jessie Spray

Sophie's Story

Sophie suffers from several life-limiting conditions, but it hasn’t stopped her from flying in a plane, zip wiring and racing in a power boat

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Jayden's Story

At first glance you might easily think Jayden Raven was like any other child.

But five-year-old Jayden is not like other children. He is, in fact, often very poorly. And every birthday, every Christmas with her son is a milestone for which his mother, Sarah, is grateful.

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Reece's story

Reece was born with a condition which brings a complex range of life-limiting challenges and his future remains uncertain.

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Patrick's Story

It was at her 20-week antenatal scan that Vicky Langford discovered one of her unborn twins, Patrick and Frederick had a rare brain condition and was unlikely to survive.

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Patrick Langford
Kayden's Story

Kayden's Story

Kayden is a fighter. In his young life, he has battled cancer, suffered a cardiac arrest and been the victim of Septicaemia.

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