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"My parents never made me feel like I’d been the cause of worry for them, but when I spoke to my mum she said they had difficult life and death conversations about their first child."

Born at Addenbrooke's Hospital at just 24 weeks gestation, Alisha has overcome multiple hurdles to get where she is today. Her passion for the Cambridge Children's Hospital project is her way of giving back to those who saved her life, but also to ensure the new hospital is the best it can be. Sixteen-year-old Alisha, who is a member of our Press Pack, has written her story and also recorded some feedback about what would make a difference to her, and others.

alisha in an incubator. alisha age 16