Child in a Million
Extraordinary Children in Great Ormond Street Hospital
A documentary series following the treatment, at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, of thirteen children with rare and life threatening conditions.
Initially suspected as being cancer, Alex was finally diagnosed with an extremely rare condition called Gorham-Stout Syndrome or Vanishing Bone Disease.
Born with a rare genetic condition called Crouzon's Syndrome which caused her skull to develop abnormally constricting her brain and causing her eyes to bulge.
Jessica has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy which has manifested itself in a very unusual way which puzzled her doctors.
Born with an underdeveloped left-side of his heart called Hypo-Plastic Left Heart Syndrome, Joshua needed immediate surgery to try and correct the problem.
Born with a rare lymphatic disorder called Cystic Hygroma where the lymphatic system does not drain fluids back into the bloodstream.
Born in South Africa, Kyle suffered from breathing difficulties and a series of severe chest infections. When his family returned to the UK he was referred to Great Ormond Street where he was diagnosed with a rare immune deficiency disease.
Leanne has Pulmonary Hypertension which if left untreated can lead to fatal heart failure. Pulmonary Hypertension can affect anyone, Leanne was thirteen when she woke, struggling to breathe.
Luka from Serbia has a liver tumour, a very rare form of cancer called a Hepatoblastoma. This was complicated by the tumour's awkward location at the back of the liver.
Born with a congenital heart defect, a condition called Tetralogy of Fallot and Pulmonary Artesia. Matthew needed a 'Bonhoeffer Valve', a non-surgical valve replacement delivered by a catheter through a vein in the leg.
Four year old Molly has devloped Wilms' Tumour or nephroblastoma. This is a type of kidney cancer that mostly affects children under the age of five.
Jaydip and Sandip Bhattacharyya
Both four year old Sandip and eighteen month old Jaydip were born with Peter's Anomaly, a rare deformity of the cornea. The boys names may be Jaydeep and Sandeep - apologies if incorrect.
Born with an extremely rare and life-threatening condition called Long Segment Tracheal Stenosis that causes exceptional narrowing of the trachea and only affects one in five million babies.
CREDITS: All of this information came from the UK Channel 5 "Child in a Million" documentary series