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Max Rowlandson

Max's story

Every child recovers differently. By understanding their individual needs we can help young people like Max feel better quicker.

19 Mar 2021, 4:52 p.m.
Alex following his treatment

Alex's story

When Alex’s parents received a call saying he had bumped his head at school, they had no idea that within two weeks he would have lost the ability to walk.

17 Mar 2021, 10:16 a.m.

Mellie's story

We talked to Mellie, aged 19, about the time she spent at the Phoenix Centre. Thank you, Mellie, for sharing your experience.

17 Dec 2020, 2:27 p.m.

Flynn's story

Adopting a holistic approach has transformed the care of a severely disabled seven-year-old Cambridge boy.

15 Oct 2020, 2:57 p.m.

Charlee's story

Born with Moebius syndrome, three-year old Charlee Baldwin has facial paralysis and weak upper body muscles which limit her movement. Her parents were told she would never move and she needed to be fed through a tube in her tummy. Now, thanks to a real team effort, not only has she learnt how to roll, sit and hold her head up she is also learning to eat puréed food and has started school.

15 Jul 2020, 2:35 p.m.
Max's story

Max's story

Max was born with paralysed vocal cords which restricted his breathing and required a tracheostomy within his first few weeks of life. When it was time to remove the tracheostomy, a small part of 18-month old Max Lee’s rib cage was the key to reconstructive surgery which allowed him to breathe, swallow and communicate on his own.

8 Jun 2020, 2:40 p.m.

Tessa's story

At 18 months old Tessa Brook was diagnosed with lingual sarcoma, a cancerous mass on her tongue.

5 May 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Zofeya's story

The importance of treating children as individuals with unique and complex care needs has been highlighted by the mother of a girl recovering from an aggressive brain tumour.

3 Dec 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Jasmine's story

Cambridge Children’s will combine mental and physical healthcare. Jasmine’s story clearly illustrates why combining this approach is so important for children and young people

12 Sep 2019, 3:02 p.m.
Millie Mae in her garden

Millie-Mae's story

Whole genome sequencing leads to better care for Millie-Mae

8 Jul 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Zachary's story

Imagine a world where you are sick up to 50 times a day. For 14-year-old Zachery Sayers from Hertfordshire, this had become a daily reality. Zach had been vomiting on and off since he was very young. However, while he had a history of gut reflux, doctors could find no physical cause for the vomiting.

8 Jul 2019, 3:21 p.m.

Holly's story

A ten-year-old girl who suffered a stroke is the youngest person to receive life-saving surgery using a newly installed state-of-the-art imaging system in the Interventional Radiology suite at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

3 Jul 2019, 3:26 p.m.