Hope's stolen Christmas

Close up picture of Hope smiling

Life has been tough for thirteen-year-old Hope since before she was even born. Doctors diagnosed duodenal atresia and Down’s syndrome before birth, and at six weeks old, Hope was admitted to intensive care with bronchiolitis.  

In hospital, she contracted MRSA and septicaemia and almost died. After major heart surgery at four months old, Hope’s sedation drugs were so strong that she went through withdrawals. Mum Diane didn’t think Hope would ever be allowed home but, eventually, she was.  

Although Hope is a happy child, her condition means that many of the childhood joys we take for granted simply aren’t possible for her.  

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Hope in hospital when she was a baby