News and Stories - Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

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Macy’s Christmas Wish

"Dear Santa, this Christmas I wish my hair would grow back like my mummy's."

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Amelia’s Story

"Amelia is in hospital so frequently and it is mentally and physically exhausting seeing your child so unwell."

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Cian’s Story

“Hospital is all we've ever known.”

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Isla’s Story

By the time Isla was 9, her left leg was 8cm shorter than her right, and she began the gruelling leg-lengthening process.

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Leo’s Story

“There were no signs that Leo was ill – then we were told he had a brain tumour.”

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Ruth’s Story

"Ruth's diagnosis of Moyamoya disease changed our lives forever."

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Ask Don’t Guess! ECHC Youth Group Encourages Health Professionals to Stop Making Assumptions

If you're unsure - Ask Don't Guess!

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Josh’s Hospital Journey

"He will ask, 'Why me? Why do I have this and other kids don’t?' I can see it in his eyes and it just breaks my heart."

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Lily’s Long-Term Conditions

"As someone who already struggled with their mental health, I found developing chronic conditions really tough."

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Mason’s Story

"He shouldn't have to be this brave at six years old."

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12 Year Old Jessica Fronts New ECHC Campaign to Tackle Children’s Loneliness

Children in hospital go through so much. They shouldn't have to feel lonely too.

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Warners Solicitors Smash Edinburgh’s Seven Hills Challenge

We are putting our feet up for a rest now whilst we think up our next challenge!

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