Michaela, who first visited Rainbows when she was 14 and died 12 years later. She needed round the clock care from parents Steve and Karen, who turned to our hospice for help.
Three days before her second birthday, Rae was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a muscle wasting disease.
Linda and Andrew were told AJ wouldn’t live past the age of two but he is now 16.
With a world full of dreams ahead of her, Jodie was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer when she was just 17. What started out as aches and pains she was unable to shake off, turned in to weeks of vigorous testing that led to the devastating diagnosis for Jodie.
Lola is totally reliant on others for every aspect of her life and five years ago Rainbows became the families lifeline
In her little life, six-year-old Helen has had countless operations and spent months in hospital but her parents describe her as such a happy girl.
Evelyn was just eight months old when she had a cardiac arrest at home, leaving her brain starved of oxygen and resulting in damage which has changed her life.
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
Haroon Seedat was the very first young person to ever come through the doors of Rainbows in 1994 when he was 19-months-old.
Jude and McKenzie's Story
Despite being ventilated, brothers Jude and McKenzie can enjoy swimming with their family when they visit Rainbows.
It was late 2016 that Aadi and his family found themselves on a devastating journey they never expected.
Kayden is a fighter. In his young life, he has battled cancer, suffered a cardiac arrest and been the victim of Septicaemia.
Krystian has rare muscle weakening disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was diagnosed when he was eight-months-old.
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.
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.
Despite suffering daily seizures and needing round the clock care, nine-year-old Izzy is a “little ray of sunshine”.
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.
Preston has a life-threatening heart condition but he doesn’t let that stop him from running around, playing and enjoying life.
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.
Reece was born with a condition which brings a complex range of life-limiting challenges and his future remains uncertain.
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.
Kaleb was born unexpectedly at home... now 15 months old he continues to make progress but his future remains uncertain..